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



September 4 – 6, 2015

Washington, DC


KanKouran Assane Center Stage

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)

African Marketplace | Vending (link)

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


NOTE: Pre-registration will only be handled ONLINE. KanKouran will NOT offer discounts at the door.We are no longer offering the 10% discount to individuals that pre-register or 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.





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

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


Tickets will be available at

…and at the following outlets

Blue Nile Trading Co. (202) 232-3535

2826 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Salon Obsessions (301) 565-4247

1907 Seminary Road, Silver Spring, MD

Hair Studio (703) 769-9288

2338 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – TBD (Classes/schedule subject to change)

For more information, please visit

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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