The Abene African Dance & Drum Festival is transitioning and expanding this year to include visiting as well as our local dance and drum teachers.

This years festival features master dance teachers: Georgette Adjie from Cameroon, Pape Ba from Senegal, Yalani Bangoura from Guinea, Tacko Cissokho from Senegal, Kabisko Kaba from Guinea and master drum teacher: Namory Keita from Guinea.

Accompanying the dance classes on drums will be Namory Keita, Lisa Newell, Raoul Ombang, Cheikh Ngom, Vieux Toure, Jamurrell Stanley (on Thursday), Shanti Star and others.

All of the festival teachers started dancing at a young age in their native African countries and have many years of experience teaching and performing on a high professional level internationally.

For a complete list of this weekend’s schedule or for tickets visit www.africandancevt.com. Tickets also available the door. Call 802-380-5152 for more information.



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