Annual Conference

K a n K o u r a n 

W e s t  A f r i c a n  D a n c e  C o m p a n y 

would like to thank you for joining us for our 32nd Annual National African Dance and Drum Conference and Concert


September 4 – 6, 2015

Washington, DC

KanKouran 2015 Mandinka


For over 30 years Assane Konte, co-founder and Artistic Director of KanKouran West African Dance Company, has staged authentic glimpses of the peoples and cultures of Africa. 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. 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.

 Registration & Fees (link)

Conference Schedule (link)

Concert (link)

Hotel Accommodations (link)

Workshop Schedule (link)

African Marketplace | Vending (link)

KanKouran DVDs (link)

KanKouran’s 32nd Annual National Conference and Concert was funded in part by The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and The D.C. Office on African Affairs.

    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities        DC Office of African Affairs  

Media Sponsor:

WHUT: Howard University Television

KanKouran is supported in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (an agency supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts); the D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs; Embassy Suites Washington; George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium; Howard University Department of Theatre Arts – Dance; and Howard University Television [WHUT] (media sponsor).


NOTE: Pre-registration will only be handled ONLINE. KanKouran will NOT offer discounts at the door. We are no longer offering 15% to groups of 5 or more that pre-register. To receive the discounted fees, you must register online in advance.

Classes are open, so you DO NOT need to select specific classes from the schedule. Class admittance is on a first come, first served basis.


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