When: Thu., Nov. 3, 5:30-8:45 p.m., Fri., Nov. 4, 12:30-9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2016
Each November, Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater’s annual Dance & Drum Festival puts traditional West African dance, music and song at center stage. Twenty-two years strong, this celebration of rhythm and motion draws renowned artists from Guinea, Senegal, Mali and the Ivory Coast for a foot-stomping weekend of classes, workshops and performances. This year, several festival events aim to direct attention to the Black Lives Matter movement: A ballet focuses on themes of oppression and organized revolt, and the speakers at Sunday’s panel discussion reflect on the movement in relation to West African history. Visit jehkulu.org for a full schedule of beat-driven happenings.
Price: Prices vary.