THE 26 ANNIVERSARY DANCE CONFERENCE & CONCERT

3 Days of Traditional African Dance & History
From Senegal Guinea Mali and the USA

Friday March 30th thru April 1st 2018

THE CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE
BEDFORD STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORPORATION
1368 FULTON ST BROOKLYN NY 11216

MAIMOUNA KEITA SCHOOL OF AFRICAN DANCE

 PRESENTS

XAWARE

 THE 26TH CONCERT AND CONFERENCE

 

Maimouna Keita School of African Dance will stage this historical, theatrical story in traditional dance, music and culture as its celebrates 26 years of detailed instruction and authentic performance. March 30, 31 & April 1, the school will host three days of dance workshops facilitated by national and international instructors from Guinea, Senegal, Mali at the Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street,Brooklyn NY.

 

XAWARE,

the concert will be held at the
Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall One Bernard Baruch Way
on March 31, 2018 at 8p.
Tickets are available in advance for $25 at the conference and on the web site and $30 at door.

 

This celebratory weekend will be full of rich culture with vendors, dance workshops with a short film and discussion while providing a creative outlet for the students with disabilities. Renown artists of the African Diaspora will teach through song, dance and unparalleled musicality. Dance enthusiasts, admirers, supporter and artists will attend from around the country. Master dance and drum facilitators on the conference agenda is Ronald K. Brown of Evidence, NY, Babacar M’Baye of Alvin Ailey School of Dance, NY, Babacar N’Diaye instructor at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, CA, Idy Ciss, Assistant Artistic Director, MUNTU Dance of Chicago, IL, Assane Konte’, Director, Kankouran West African Dance, Co. Washington DC, and Medoune Yacine Gueye, MD and our own artistic director renown Marie Basse Wiles and host of others.

About Maimouna Keita School of African Dance, Brooklyn, NY

Co founders Marie Basse and Olukose Wiles formed MKSAD in 1992 as a means to perpetuate the significance of this traditional art form. MKSAD consist of Artistic Director Marie Basse Wiles, Music Director, Mamadou Guisse, and assistant directors, Samba Guisse, Ousmane Wiles and Mariama Basse.