National Museum of African Art
May 10, 2016
7:00 pm
National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC 20013

Arts of the Monsoon Reveals Cross-Cultural Connections Between 
the Indian Ocean Coasts of Oman and Zanzibar

Documentary Commissioned by the National Museum of African Art

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will present an invitation-only screening of the world premiere documentary Arts of the Monsoon Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C. There will be a free public screening of the film at the museum June 11.

Arts of the Monsoon shows the close cultural connections between Zanzibar and Oman through arts and traditions that are still evident today. The story, filmed on location in Oman and Zanzibar, is told by musicians, artists and cultural experts.  For media enquiries and to attend the preview contact Edward Burke at (202) 633-4660 or
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