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KanKouran West African Dance Company, Circle of Praise

KST Presents

Saturday, February 29
6:00pm

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave

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Circle of Praise takes us on a spiritual journey using praise and celebration dances from the African diaspora. These dances showcase the complexity of healing and spiritual connection while highlighting the resilience and creativity of people facing systematic oppression.

KanKouran West African Dance Company’s Circle of Praise is a part of Black to the Future.

Black to the Future: A Festival of Art, Social Justice, and Dreaming, is a reframing of what it means to celebrate Black History Month. The Festival has an eye toward the relationship between remembering and reimagining; it’s a way to honor the past while simultaneously creating the future we want to live in. With concepts from AfroFuturists in mind, Black to the Future brings together “the imagination, technology, the future, and liberation” via experimentation and a redefinition of culture and blackness itself. Black to the Future focuses on the critical impact of art, poetry, and music in helping to change culture so that what we dream will become reality.

Curated by Yolanda Covington-Ward, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Nicole Mitchell Gantt.


Don’t miss the West African Dance Workshop with KanKouran

Saturday, February 29
1:00pm – 2:30pm

KST’s Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave
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This class focuses on the authentic dance and drumming styles of select West African cultural groups. The class will be by KanKouran West African Dance Company Artistic Director, Assane Konte. This class is open to all skill levels and ages. Click to register!