KANKOURAN’S 34th Annual National

Conference and Concert 

September 1 – 3, 2017

Hundreds of participants from across the country will visit the nation’s capital September 1-3 to partake in three days of intense workshops in traditional African dance and drum, taught by master dancers and drummers from Mali, Senegal, Liberia, the Congo, and Guinea.

Workshop Instructors & Performing Guest Artists

Mabiba Baegne, Fode Bangoura, Mariama Basse, Marie Basse-Wiles, Fode Camara, Mouminatou Camara, Idy Ciss, Kadiatou Conte, Souleymane Diop, Zak & Naomi Diouf, Madiou Diouf, Medoune Yacine Gueye, Salymatou Keita, Youssouf Koumbassa, Assane M’Baye, Babacar M’Baye, Cheikh N’Dong, Balla Sy, and KanKouran’s own Assane Konte



Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:00pm

Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW, (202) 994-6800

TICKETS: General Admission $25; Veterans/Seniors/Students $20.00


Concert Tickets available at and…

Blue Nile Trading Co, 2826 Georgia Avenue, NW, WDC  20001 (202) 232-3535

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

Salon Obsessions, 1315 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 565-4247

For more information visit



HOST HOTEL                                                                        






Visit the Conference Page for Conference 2017 registration, news, and updates.

We look forward to seeing you!!!



KanKouran’s 34th Annual National Conference and Concert is sponsored in part by grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs

    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanirties     DC Office of African Affairs

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