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 31st Annual National African Dance and Drum Conference and Concert

Sounougal (Our Boat)

August 29 – August 31, 2014

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 31st Annual National Conference and Concert is sponsored in part by Washington Plaza, The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and The D.C. Office of African Affairs.


Washington Plaza Hotel    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities   DC Office of African Affairs

Media Sponsor:

WHUT: Howard University Television

Sounougal is sponsored in part by Washington Plaza and funded by a grant from the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs.

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 2014 Conference events.

KanKouran 2014 African Dance and Drum Conference Sounougal

Registration

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 in advance online.

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.

 

Accommodations

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 8, 2014

 
 

CONCERT

Saturday, August 30, 2014 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)

RESERVED SEATING.

Tickets will be available at Lisner.GWU.edu

…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 (Classes/schedule subject to change)

This color represents DRUM classes

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

  • Dance/Assane Konte (Djembe)                                                          1:30pm–3:15pm
  • Dance/Ron Brown (Contemporary/Modern)                                      3:30pm–5:00pm
  • Drum/Medoune Yacine Gueye (Djembe)                                          4:00pm–5:00pm
  • Dance/Wilemena Taylor & Amaniyea Payne (Djembe/Kutiro)          5:15pm–6:45pm
  • Drum/Fode Camara (Djembe)                                                           6:00pm–7:00pm
  • Dance/Mariama Basse (Djembe)                                                       7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe)                                             8:45pm–10:15pm

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

  • Dance/Salymatou Keita (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/Cheikh Tairou M’Baye (Sabar)                                                1:00pm–2:00pm
  • Dance/Kadiatou Conte (Djembe)                                                       2:15pm–3:45pm
  • Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar)                                                        4:00pm–5:30pm
  • 31st ANNUAL CONCERT                                                               8:00pm (Lisner)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
  • Drum/Assane M’Baye (Djembe)                                                        10:00am–11:00am
  • Dance/Souleymane Solo Sana (Djembe)                                          10:00am–11:30am
  • Dance/Babacar N’Diaye (Sabar)                                                       11:45am–1:00pm
  • Drum/Zak Diouf (Djembe)                                                                  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Dance/Mouminatou Camara (Djembe)                                              1:15pm–2:45pm
  • Drum/Souleymane Diop (Kutiro)                                                        1:30pm–2:30pm
  • Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian-Djembe)                                              3:00pm–4:30pm
  • Dance/Idy Ciss (Sabar-Serer)                                                            4:45pm–6:15pm
  • Dance/Assane & Oussanou Kouyate (Djembe)                                 6:30pm–8:00pm
  • Dance/Aziz Faye (Sabar)                                                                   8:15pm–9:45pm

ONLY MONEY ORDERS, CASH, TRAVELER’S OR CASHIER’S CHECKS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

NO PERSONAL CHECKS.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. NO DISCOUNTS AT THE DOOR.

For more information, please visit www.kankouran.org

KanKouran, Inc. and Washington Plaza Hotel 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 2014 Conference.

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