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 

presents its 32nd Annual National African Dance and Drum Conference and Concert

 MANDINKA

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 (Open 7/1/15)

KanKouran’s 32nd Annual National Conference and Concert is 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 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 2015 Conference events.

Registration

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.

 

HOST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE SITE             

 Embassy Suites Washington, DC (Georgetown)

1250 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202) 857-3388

$159 (single/double – 1 King); $179 (Double – 2 Queens)

For Reservations call 1-800-EMBASSY

Cut-off date for these rates is August 5 Reference “KanKouran” when making reservations

CONCERT

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:00pm

Lisner Auditorium

George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW

(202) 994-6800   (202) 994-6800

Tickets: $25.00 (Adults)/$20 (seniors, children 16 & under and students w/ valid ID)

RESERVED SEATING.

Tickets will be available at

Lisner.GWU.edu

www.kankouran.org 

Blue Nile Trading Co. (202) 232-3535, 2826 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Samaris Hair Salon (703) 769-9288, 407 South Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22204

 


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (Programs are subject to change)

Conference Site: Embassy Suites, 1250 22nd Street, NW, WDC 20037

Fees (At the Door):  General Admission $20.00    Children 16 and Under $15.00

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Dance/Kadiatou Conte (Djembe)                           12:30pm-2:00pm

Dance/Mariama Basse (Djembe)                           2:15pm-3:45pm

Dance/Salymatou Keita (Djembe)                          4:00pm-5:30pm

Dance/Babacar N’Diaye (Sabar)                            5:45pm-7:15pm

Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe)                 7:30pm-9:00pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Dance/Mouminatou Camara (Djembe)                    9:00am-10:30am

Dance/Marie Basse-Wiles (Kutiro)                          10:45am-12:15pm

Drum/Fode Bangoura (Djembe)                              11:30am-12:30pm

Dance/Mabiba Baegne (Congolese)                        12:30pm-2:00pm

Drum/Fode Camara (Djembe)                                 1:00pm-2:00pm

Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian)                               2:15pm-3:45pm

Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar)                              4:00pm-5:30pm

32nd ANNUAL CONCERT “MANDINKA”           8:00pm (Lisner)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Drum/Medoune Yacine Gueye (Djembe)              9:00am-10:00am

Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe)                 9:00am-10:30am

Dance/Babacar N’Diaye (Sabar)                            10:45am-12:15pm

Drum/Zak Diouf (Djembe)                                     11:00pm-12:00pm

Dance/Mouminatou Camara (Djembe)               12:30pm-2:00pm

Drum/Souleymane Diop (Kutiro)                         12:30pm-1:30pm

Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian-Djembe)              2:15pm-3:45pm

Dance/Idy Ciss (Sabar-Serer)                                4:00pm-5:30pm

Dance/Mabiba Baegne (Congolese)                      5:45pm-7:15pm

Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar)                             7:30pm-9:00pm

ONLY MONEY ORDERS, CASH, TRAVELER’S OR CASHIER’S CHECKS ACCEPTED AT THE DOORNO PERSONAL CHECKS.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. NO DISCOUNTS AT THE DOOR.

KanKouran, Inc. and Embassy Suites Washington, DC (Georgetown) shall not be held liable for any injuries to participants, or the loss, theft, and/or damage to their property while participating in KANKOURAN’S 32nd ANNUAL NATIONAL AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM CONFERENCE 2015

MANDINKA is funded, in part, by a grant from the MAYOR’S OFFICE ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS AND THE D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AN AGENCY SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS); KanKouran is supported in part by the HOWARD UNIVERSITY DANCE MAJOR PROGRAM; and THE WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

 

 

 

 For more information, please visit www.kankouran.org

KanKouran, Inc. shall not be held liable for any injuries to participants, or the loss, theft, and/or damage to their property while participating in KanKouran’s 2015 Conference.

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