COMMUNITY CLASS UPDATES
The past month has been very difficult for us. On June 26th the KanKouran family has lost one of its most beloved members, Mama annoD. She had been a part of the KanKouran family for many years. Her three children, Curtis, Roy, and Mary grew up in KanKouran. Mary is going off to college this year, Curtis is a commercial pilot, and Roy is a lead drummer with KanKouran’s Senior Company. We will truly miss Mama annoD’s energy, presence, passion, and her deep love for dance and for life. Mama annoD, you will always have a place on the dance floor.
In addition, Assane lost his mother, Fatou Bintou Lo, on Tuesday, July 14. She was in her 90′s. She was a very beautiful person who did everything for everybody. She was tireless in her giving to others. Our hearts go out to Assane and his family during this very difficult time.
“We are all just visitors here and one day we all must go home. All we can hope is that we touched those around us in such a way that they remember the good things we did while we were here. If you don’t learn anything else in life, learn to say I’m sorry, please forgive me, and I am sorry.” Assane Konte
KanKouran classes are currently being held at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD. The community dance class schedule is as follows:
Adult Dance 7:30pm-9pm
Children’s Dance/Drum 12pm-1pm
Teen Dance 12:30pm-1:30pm
Adult Dance 1pm-2:30pm
Adult Dance – $15
Children’s Dance/Drum – $12
Class cards – $135
Students (w/valid ID) – $12
Saturday, July 18
Dance for only $10 on Wednesdays throughout the month of July!!!!
Please remember to support KanKouran by making your tax-deductible donation, payable to KanKouran West African Dance Company, P.O. Box 1338, Washington, DC 20013. Any amount you give will be appreciated.
Also, now available… KanKouran’s online store!!!!! Please visit http://mkt.com/kankouran-west-african-dance-company for great deals on all KanKouran merchandise!!!!!
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