Diamano Coura Presents: "Africa Rising"

Event has passed (Sat Nov 25, 2017 - Sat Nov 25, 2017)
Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts
$17 - $30
Art, Theater / Performance Arts


Diamano Coura West African Dance Company's Home Season

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company commemorates its 42nd Anniversary
with public performances to honor the company's long-standing commitment to community, cultural traditions, and education.

The highly acclaimed company will perform Saturday, November 25th at 8:00 PM at the Malonga Casquelourd Theater, 1428 Alice Street in Oakland, CA.

Get tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is dedicated to the preservation, education, and appreciation of traditional West African music, dance, theater, and culture. Since its inception in 1975 Diamano Coura, under the direction of Emmy Award winner Dr. Zak Diouf and Artistic Director Naomi Diouf, has implemented its mission through ongoing workshops, performances, youth programs, touring engagements, lecture demonstrations, community outreach, and creative partnership programs with renowned artists and performing companies. In addition, Diamano Coura strives to portray West African music and dance specifically as forms not simply for entertainment or exhibition, but rather, means by which communities educate, communicate, organize, and preserve their ancestral past. Diamano Coura in the Senegalese Wolof language means "those who bring the message."