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
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.
Conference Schedule (link)
Hotel Accommodations (link)
African Marketplace | Vending (link)
KanKouran’s 32nd 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 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 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.
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, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW
(202) 994-6800 (202) 994-6800
($20, seniors, children 16 & under and students w/ valid ID)
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
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 2015 Conference.