Annual Conference

K A N K O U R A N

West African Dance Company

presents its

33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND CONCERT

KanKouran 2016 Conference e-Flyer

 DIAMONO (ROOTS)

September 2 – 4, 2016

Washington, DC

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. Hundreds of participants from across the country visited 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 (TBA)

KanKouran’s 33rd 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; George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium; Howard University Department of Theatre Arts – Dance; Takeyah Young Consulting; and Howard University Television [WHUT] (media sponsor).

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.

SCHEDULE (Programs are subject to change)

Conference Site: Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912.

Fees (at the door) | General Admission: $20.00; Children (16 and under): $15.00

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

  • Dance/Assane Konte (Djembe) 12:30pm-2:00pm
  • Dance/Mabiba Baegne (Congolese) 2:15pm-3:45pm
  • Dance/Salymatou Keita (Djembe) 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Dance/N’Deye Gueye (Sabar) 5:45pm-7:15pm
  • Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe) 7:30pm-9:00pm

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

  • 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/Kadiatou Conte (Djembe) 12:30pm-2:00pm
  • Drum/Fode Camara (Djembe) 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar) 2:15pm-3:45pm
  • Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian) 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • 33rd ANNUAL CONCERT “DIAMONO” 8:00pm (Lisner)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

  • Drum/Medoune Yacine Gueye (Djembe) 9:00am-10:00am
  • Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe) 9:00am-10:30am
  • Dance/N’Deye Gueye (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/Idy Ciss (Sabar-Serer) 2:15pm-3:45pm
  • Dance/Assane Konte (Kutiro) 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Dance/Mariama Basse (Balanta) 5:45pm-7:15pm
  • Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar) 7:30pm-9:00pm

 

9 Responses to Annual Conference

  1. Iya Oyin says:

    Alafia Family, I am Iya Oyin from Philadelphia and I am planing to attend the conference again this year. I am ready to order my class tickets but need the itinerary. Please get back to me at your convenience. Odabo

  2. Would like to attend conference. Please forward details

  3. Susan Johnson says:

    I am sorry I missed you dance conference. I was really looking forward to being instructed by some of the world’s known best artists. However, because of the bad weather in New Orleans, La. my plans had to be canceled.

    Will there be another conference this year , and if so where and when.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    sadden but still have faith,

    Susan Johnson

  4. LATASHIA BELL says:

    WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR YOUR 2013 CONFERENCE

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