Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5
(Prices for Seasons of Light are $1 more than prices listed above)

Group Tickets:
$6/person for Seasons of Light
(free adult for every 20 students)

If you have a group of 10 children or more, please visit our Group Sales page.

* unless otherwise noted

Wed.-Fri., July 5-7 at 10:30 and Noon (additional 2:00 performance on July 6)
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 5-16 / Grades K and up

Taratibu!The Taratibu Youth Association (TYA) is a sensational ensemble of young artists representing the performing arts of the African diaspora. With eclectic and diverse musical influences, TYA performs percussive dance styles from stepping to traditional South African Gumboot. They also perform modern dance and hip hop. TYA sings in Zulu and Sotho from South Africa, Kiswahili from Tanzania, Creole from Haiti, and Yoruba from Cuba. Their performances are educational and inspirational; telling stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries. You may learn a song in Zulu, steps from Taratibu; a Pan African drill or learn the history of ‘Ti Zwezo,’ the traditional song of Haiti.

About the Group:
Taratibu Youth Association is a young people’s performing arts company that focuses on African and African American culture. They use traditional and contemporary songs, dance and poetry to teach cultural history and principles of empowerment, leadership, community building, and social responsibility. For more information, please visit them online at

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