African Drum and Dance Conferences, Events and Trips to Africa by date and then City/Country Are Below:


August 23 – 26, 2012


“Won Na Won Malan,” Chicago’s 10th Annual Dance & Drum Conference




August 31 – September 2, 2012 (Labor Day Weekend)

Washington, DC

29th Annual KanKouran African Drum and Dance Conference (Washington, DC). Location of conference, hotel is the same Washington Plaza Hotel, located at 10 Thomas Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20005-4106. The Concert will be on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.



September 20-23 2012

Camp Lakota , Wurtsburo , NY

Wula presents 14th Annual Drum and Dance Retreat



September 22 – 23, 2012,

Charleston, SC

Wona Womalan 2nd Annual Drum & Dance

Conference (Charleston, SC) -- Hosted by Fode Moussa Camara. 




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Claremont, CA

African Soul International Dance Conference, Hosted by Sista Adama Jewel

10:00-11:30 a.m. Nzingha Camara (Guinea); 11:45- 1:15 p.m. Mareme Faye (Senegal-Djembe); 1:30- 3:00 p.m. Babacar N'diaye (Senegal-Sabar); 3:15- 4:45 p.m. Marietou Camara (Guinea). Click link for more information

Contact: See schedule on facebook at



November 2-4, 2012 (Veteran’s Day Weekend)

San Francisco, CA

8th Annual San Francisco Hottest African Dance & Drum Festival --  Organized and hosted by Sia Amma

and Global Women Intact

Contact: (web site info., is not updated)



December 30, 2012 - January 27, 2013

Guinea, West Africa

Youssouf Koumbassa to Guinea!

Contact: ; or Jacqui Miller at



January 24 – 27, 2013

Washington, DC

International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) 25th Annual Conference

Hosted by Baltimore Dance Tech, DC Youth Ensemble, Howard University, Images of Cultural Artistry




 March 28-31, 2013

New York, NY

21th Anniversary  Conference and Concert, Maimouna Keita

Contact: Marie Basse Wiles,


June 1-2, 2013

Washington, DC

DanceAfrica (more details a few months closer to date)



June 27 - 30, 2013

Boston, MA

7th Annual NDAJE Festival



July 26-28, 2013

Atlanta, GA

5th Annual Atlanta African Dance And Drum Festival




August 23 - 25, 2013

Toronto, Canada


Contact:, Joy Nneji: 416.592.0044 or


(Date TBA)

Pittsburgh, PA

Balafon Women’s Conference

Contact: Kadiatou Conte, Artistic Director,


(Date TBA)

Tallahassee, FL

15th Annual Florida African Dance Conference (FADF)

Hosted by African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc. (ACDT) and always incorporates a focus on health. 

Contact:, ACDT at 850-539-4087 or


(Date TBA)

California Sierras Camp Fareta 2012 hosted by Youssouf

Koumbassa, Master Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher from Guinea,

West Africa,



(Date TBA)

Atlanta, GA

4th Annual Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival, Hosted by the African Djeli Cultural Institute & AADDF.



(Date TBA)

Boulder, CO

10th Annual Camp Merveilles West African Drum & Dance Conference – Annual conference

of the Kissidugu dance company. 



(Date TBA)

Miami, FL

3rd Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida, "Bridging Cultural Gaps”

Contact: or email


(Date TBA)

New York City

4th Annual Mussekeba Sane African Dance Conference -- Malang Bayo from Senegal West Africa hosts this dynamic conference. You will find many favorites here

Contact: registration, check out:



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