On behalf of Assane Konte, and the KanKouran West African Dance Company, we would like to thank everyone who came to Washington, DC and participated in our 31st Annual African Dance and Drum conference, Sounougal, August 29-31. We truly appreciate your continued support. And we would also like to thank our sponsors: the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, Lisner Auditorium, Washington Plaza Hotel, and WHUT-Howard University TV.
COMMUNITY CLASS UPDATES
KanKouran is happy to announce that we have moved back to the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD. The community dance class schedule is as follows:
Adult Dance 7:30pm-9pm
Saturdays (NEW CLASS TIMES)
Children’s Dance/Drum 12pm-1pm
Teen Dance 12:30pm-1:30pm
Adult Dance 1pm-2:30pm
Adult Dance – $15
Children’s Dance/Drum – $10
Class cards – $135
Students (w/valid ID) – $12
FALL CLASSES RESUME WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17!!!
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
This inspiring West African choir lifts the hearts and spirits of all who hear their extraordinary voices. The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir has become a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood throughout its homeland of Senegal since the ensemble’s founding in 1950. Each Sunday, the choir performs in a cathedral in one of Dakar’s working-class neighborhoods, singing their unique interpretations of spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses composed by its brilliant founder. The voices rise in an amazing sound that combines Catholic liturgy and indigenous Muslim songs. Composed in the country’s four national languages, their music reflects the harmony between the two major cultures of Senegal. Experience the beautiful music and inspirational message from this choir in its Hylton Center debut.
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir performs soul-stirring music at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Oct. 3, at 8pm and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Oct. 4, at 8pm.
Their voices rise in the polyphonic sounds of traditional African songs and spirituals along with magnificent Masses sung in the country’s four national languages – Wolof, Diola, Sérère, and Portuguese Creole – accompanied by African drums, guitar, and kora.
$46, $39, $28. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on September 23, 2014
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