KanKouran West African Dance Company

KanKouran's 36th Annual African Dance and Drum Conference

Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:30 pm - Sun Sep 1, 2019 9:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn


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KanKouran's 36th Annual African Dance and Drum Conference image

K a n K o u r a n

W e s t A f r i c a n D a n c e C o m p a n y

presents its 36 th Annual National African Dance and Drum Conference and Concert

CIRCLE OF PRAISE: BLESSINGS!

For over 35 years Assane Konte, co-founder and Artistic Director of KanKouran West African Dance Company, has staged authentic glimpses of the peoples and cultures of Africa.

KanKouran's annual African dance and drum conference offers attendees a chance to experience the sights and sounds of West Africa. KanKouran invites you to become part of its wonderful community.

Hundreds of participants from across the country will visit the nation's capitol to partake in three days of intense workshops in traditional African dance and drum, taught by master dancers and drummers from Mali, Senegal, and Guinea.

KanKouran West African Dance Company was founded for the purpose of contributing to the extension of the arts by introducing the essence of traditional African dancing and drumming to audiences; enriching American cultural heritage through the integration of authentic West African performing arts; and promoting intercultural understanding. This year's concert celebrates 36 years of fulfilling our mission of "…giving back that which was lost."


Workshop Instructors & Performing Guest Artists

Mabiba Baegne, Fode Bangoura, Mariama Basse, Marie Basse-Wiles, Fode Camara, Mouminatou Camara, Idy Ciss, Kadiatou Conte, Souleymane Diop, Zak & Naomi Diouf, Madiou Diouf, Aziz Faye, Medoune Yacine Gueye, Youssouf Koumbassa, Assane M’Baye, Babacar M’Baye, Babacar N’Diaye, Cheikh N’Dong, Balla Sy, Brigo Gueye, Abdou M’Baye, Mar Gueye, Magette Sow, Oumou Faye, Elhadji Mbor Faye, Aboubacar Soumah,

and of course, KanKouran's own Assane Konte.

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Registration & Fees (see above )

Conference Schedule

Concert

Hotel Accommodations

Frequently Asked Questions

Vending


CIRCLE OF PRAISE: BLESSINGS! is funded, in part, by a grant from the MAYOR'S OFFICE ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS AND THE D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AN AGENCY SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS); HOWARD UNIVERSITY DANCE DEPARTMENT; ASSANE KONTE IS SUPPORTED BY DANCE/USA'S FELLOWSHIPS TO
ARTISTS AWARD ON BEHALF OF DANCE/USA, AND THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (DDCF).


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

DC Commission on the Arts and HumanirtiesOffice of African Affairs DC

Howard UniversityTakeyah Young & Associates


MEDIA SPONSOR

KanKouran 2016 Media Sponsor WHUT


CIRCLE OF PRAISE: BLESSINGS! is supported, in part, by Takeyah Young Consulting; and Howard University Television [WHUT] (media sponsor).

Audio, video, and photographic equipment is strictly prohibited at ALL 2019 Conference events.


Registration

NOTE: ALL online sales are final. There will be no refunds or exchanges.

Pre-registration will only be handled ONLINE. KanKouran will NOT offer discounts at the door. We are no longer offering the 10% discount to individuals that pre-register or 15% to groups of 5 or more that pre-register. To receive the discounted fees, you must register in advance online.

Classes are open, so you DO NOT need to select specific classes from the schedule. Class admittance is on a first come, first served basis.

Class Fees (pre-registration)

Registration Options

(does NOT include concert ticket)

Early Bird

(by 7/31, 11:55p)

Advance

(by 8/24, 11:55p)

At Door


Dance Classes

$15

$20

$25

Drum Classes

$15

$20

$25

T-shirt

$20

$20

$25

NOTE: Online registration requires a processing fee.

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Registration ends Tuesday, July 31, 2019 (11:55 pm ET)

Advance Registration ends Saturday, August 24, 2019 (11:55 pm ET)

Participants may pre-register up to 11:55 pm ET on August 24. After August 24, class tickets must be purchased at the door.

At The Door (fees)

Dance Classes - $25/class for adults and $15/class for children 16 and under

Drum Classes - $25/class (Drum classes must be purchased separately)



:: ONLY CASH, CREDIT, MONEY ORDERS, TRAVELER'S OR CASHIER'S CHECKS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. ::

No Personal checks. No Refunds or Exchanges. No Discounts at the Door.


:: VENDING ::

KanKouran and #KanKouran2019 will be announced by June 16, 2019.


For additional information, please view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at kankouran.org/annual-conference. If you require further assistance, please contact the registration team at info[AT]kankouran[DOT]org.


CONFERENCE SITE

Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 202-408-4870 Map & Directions


2019 CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (Programs are subject to change)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

Dance/Idy Ciss (Djembe) 12:30pm-2:00pm

Dance/Marie Basse-Wiles (Djembe) 2:15pm-3:45pm

Dance/Oumou Faye (Sabar) 4:00pm-5:30pm

Dance/Mariama Basse (Kutiro) 5:45pm-7:15pm

Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe) 7:30pm-9:00pm


SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Dance/Mabiba Baegne (Congolese) 9:00am-10:30am

Dance/Kadiatou Conte (Djembe) 10:45am-12:15pm

Drum/ Brigo Gueye (Sabar) 12:00pm-1:00pm

Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian) 12:30pm-2:00pm

Drum/Fode Bangoura (Djembe) 1:00pm-2:00pm

Dance/Oumou Faye (Djembe) 2:15pm-3:45pm

Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar) 4:00pm-5:30pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe) 9:00am-10:30am

Dance/Aziz Faye (Sabar) 10:45am-12:15pm

Dance/Mouminatou Camara (Djembe) 12:30pm-2:00pm

Drum/Medoune Yacine Gueye (Djembe) 1:00pm-2:00pm

Drum/Zak Diouf (Djembe) 2:00pm-3:00pm

Dance/Idy Ciss (Sabar-Serer) 2:15pm-3:45pm

Drum/Fode Camara (Djembe) 3:00pm-4:00pm

Dance/Marie Basse-Wiles (Kutiro) 4:00pm-5:30pm

Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian) 5:45pm-7:15pm

Dance/ Babacar M’Baye (Sabar) 7:30pm-9:00pm

ACCOMMODATIONS (NEW!)

Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 877-782-9444 Map & Directions

For reservations visit bit.ly/kankouran2019hotel

Early bird room rates: $119 (single/double rooms)

Cut-off date for early bird room rates is July 30, 2019

After July 30, the hotel will accept additional reservations at a higher rate; subject to availability.


CONCERT

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Lisner Auditorium

George Washington University, 730 21 st Street, NW

(202) 994-6800

Tickets [General Admission]: $25.00

[$20, veterans, seniors, children 16 & under and students w/ valid ID)

RESERVED SEATING. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

Tickets will be available at www.gwutickets.com

...and at the following outlets

Blue Nile Trading Co. (202) 232-3535

2826 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Salon Obsessions (301) 565-4247

1315 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD

Samari Hair Salon (703) 769-9288

407 South Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22204