Emerse Yourself in a Weekend of African Culture @ the 4th Annual Ndaje Festival
Watch a performance of Les Enfants du Soliel.
The festival workshops will be held on all three days of the event. Internationally acclaimed instructors will be conducting classes in West African drumming, dancing, and singing. And guess what? Students with all levels of expertise will be accommodated, so even if you just happen to be one of those curious types dying to tryout something new and different, well then here’s your big chance. On Saturday evening there will be a performance by Les Enfants du Soliel. This very popular African dance theater is directed by Pape N’Diaye himself and never fails to totally entrance the audience with their mesmerizing rendition of native folk-lore. These virtuosos of music and dance from Senegal, Guinea, Mali, and the U.S. put on a dazzling display of color, action-packed choreography, and infectious rhythm that will beg you to sing and dance right there in your seat, or out of it for that matter, along with the rest of the crowd. Then the celebration continues at the Doundounba or Sabar themed after party featuring African drumming and dance performances by artists taking part in the festival and special guests. And, of course, the crowd in general will also be dancing up a storm, not only to the beat of the drum but also to a dj’s selections of reggae, hip-hop, mbalax, and Afropop tunes. Thanks to Pape N’Diaye’s ingenious design, this single event offers so much variety to its attendees that there is literally something of interest here for everyone indeed!
When: Friday – Sunday, June 25th – 27th
Concert – Saturday, 6/26 @ 8:00 p.m.
After Party – Saturday, 6/26 @ 11:00 p.m.
Where: Workshops – Dance Complex (Central Square)
Concert – Kresge Auditorium (MIT)
After Party – YMCA of Cambridge
Tickets: Workshops (See registration info for pricing)
Purchase online for a discount untill 6/22
Concert: $20.00 (Purchase online until 6/25)
$25.00 (At the door)
After Party: $10.00 (With Concert ticket)
$15.00 (General Admission)
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