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National Museum of African America History & Culture: Kwanzaa video

Tuesday, December 28 – Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – cut paste video link – YouTube

Official Kwanzaa Website

December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

SABAR REK! Uncovering Serer & Wolof Heritage

The TADA Foundation, under the artistic direction of Assane Kouyaté. All sessions, in-studio (masked), will occur in beautiful, sanitized, and well ventilated studios at TADA – The Atlanta Dance Academy – 2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30324. Virtual options available. FREE in-studio offerings for seniors (60+). Email me for details

Sat Sep-11

Lamban: Dance + Song of the Djéli/Griot

West African Manding/Mandinka griot traditions (and the Kouyaté lineage) date back to the 13th century Mali Empire. Lamban, also referred to as Djélidon is a traditional dance (with accompanying song) that was exclusive to the djéli or griots (oral historians, musicians, poets, praise singers, storytellers of communal events including births, marriages, festivities etc.). SIGN UP –> Please direct all other registration questions to 678-827-3737 or

Fri Oct-8  Sun Oct-10Sabar Rek! Uncovering Wolof + Serer Heritage

A shift from Manding/Mandinka traditions will uncover comparable griot lineages and dance traditions among the Wolof and Serer ethnic groups, specifically the rich folkloric sabar dance and drumming techniques exclusive to Senegal, West Africa. This annual fall conference will consist of fewer sessions in 2021 due to COVID safety + health precautions, but will still reflect authentic, exciting, and vibrant educational experiences. 
Four (4) specialized dance workshops + One (1) drum intensive will be offered, with a 2 hour community dance kick-off on Friday Oct-8 from 6:30 PM. Master Senegalese artists + percussionists will be included to preserve + enhance the traditional experience. Additional FREE + FUN virtual sabar mini events (subject to change) will also be featured over the weekend via social media. Be sure to follow Facebook | Instagram pages/handles for important announcements #sabarrekatl #strictlysabar #sabaronthebrain #smallbutvibrant #wolof #serer #senegalesedancetraditions
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPENAll individuals must register. No exceptions! Please direct all registration questions to 678-827-3737 or
NOTEWhen registering, all workshops will reference the name ‘Assane Kouyate,’ as shown here: Sabar Master Class with Assane Kouyate: 3:00 pm EDT, 10/9/2021However, the time/date selection corresponds to the respective instructor as noted per class/schedule below. 

Fri Oct 8 (1 workshop) – Click to register6:30 – 8:30 PM Welcome + Exhibition + Sabar Dance Kick-off w/Assane KouyatéSat Oct 9 (2 workshops) – Click to register1:00 – 2:30 PM Seydi Sarr | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Ousseynou KouyatéSun Oct 10 (2 workshops) – Click to register1:00 – 2:30 PM Assane M’Baye (drum intensive) | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Babacar M’Baye


The Mothership 9/18 from 4-8PM, NYC Manhattan

Location of this event is Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Tickets are free! Visit HARLEMDANCECLUB.ORG

Uhuru Dancers – Clarston, Georgia


KanKouran West African Dance Company, Washington DC