KanKouran’s annual African dance and drum conference offers attendees a chance to experience the sights and sounds of West Africa. KanKouran invites you to become part of its wonderful community.
KANKOURAN West African Dance Company
30th ANNUAL NATIONAL AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM CONFERENCE
(In honor of KanKouran’s co-founder and original Director of Music, Abdou Kounta)
August 30 – September 1, 2013
Washington Plaza Hotel | Washington, DC
Hundreds of participants from across the country will visit the nation’s capitol to partake in three days of intense workshops in traditional African dance and drum, taught by master dancers and drummers from Mali, Senegal, and Guinea.
Class Registration & Fees (link)
Conference Schedule + Concert (link)
Hotel Accommodations (link)
Frequently Asked Questions (link)
Press Release (link)
KOUNTA BALAMOURE is sponsored in part by Washington Plaza.
KanKouran is supported in part by the late Dr. Sherrill Berryman-Johnson; Denise Saunders and the students of Howard University’s Dance Major Program; The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (an Agency Supported In Part By The National Endowment For The Arts); The D.C. Department Of Parks And Recreation; Adaci; The Washington Performing Arts Society; and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Audio, video, and photographic equipment is strictly prohibited at ALL 2013 Conference events.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005
For reservations call 202-842-1300 (reference “KanKouran”)
Room rates: $109 (single/double-Queen rooms); $129 (single/double-King); $139 (double/double); $159 (triple)
Cut-off date for these rates is August 4, 2013
KanKouran, Inc. and Washington Plaza shall not be held liable for any injuries to participants, or the loss, theft, and/or damage to their property while participating in KOUNTA BALAMOURE.