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African & African derived Dance Conference - March 8-11 - California
By SuperStar15 Comments: 4, member since Fri Dec 12, 2003
On Tue Feb 14, 2012 01:44 PM

Hello Community,
March 8-11, 2012 Oakland 's own Diamano Coura West African Dance Company will host it's 17th Annual Collage Des Cultures Africaines! A 4-day explosion of culture celebrating African and African derived dance and drum.

The Collage is one of the largest gatherings of these national and international renowned artists in the Bay Area! Highly sought after throughout the year… they’re coming to Oakland, so let’s show up and support this event and Diamano Coura, as we continue to bring the message and share the culture year round!

This event has something for everyone! Djembe, Sabar, or Kituro; Congo, Hatian, Brazillian, and more! What ever your dance/drum preference is… we’ve got it!

Guest Artist Include:
Youssouff Koumbassa ( Guinea by way of New York )
Assane Konte ( Senegal by way of Washington DC )
Marie Basse Wiles ( Senegal & Mali by way of New York )
Aziz Faye ( Senegal by way of Los Angeles )
Medoune Yacine Gueye ( Senegal by way of Washington DC )
Mareme Faye ( Senegal by way of Los Angeles )
Mabiba Baegne (Congo)
And more!!!!

…and of course, the Bay Area’s own:
Dr. Zakarya Diouf ( Senegal )
Papa Sandor ( Congo )
Jacque Barnes ( Brazil )
Julia Chigamba ( Zimbabwe )
Mbor & Oumou Faye ( Senegal )
Mohammed Kouyate ( Guinea )
Portsha Jefferson ( Haiti )
Daniel “Brav” Brevil ( Haiti )
Ousseynou Kouyate (Senegal/Mali)
Cheikh Tariou Mbaye ( Senegal )
And more!!!


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