Dance & Drum Ensemble
Sunday, Aug 17
@ S.H.A.P.E. 3815 Live Oak 77004
Sunday, Aug 24 @ S.H.A.P.E.
KoumanKe'le' African Dance & Drum Ensemble (KADDE) is comprised of three distinctively different groups who all possess the passion and discipline for traditional arts and culture performance. Once a year KADDE holds auditions to usher in a new generation of talented artists and performers.
Our "Jewel of the South", the Uaminifu Youth Ensemble Program (UYE), is an scholarship based, intensive training program for male and female youth ages 8-17 in traditional Guinea and South African dance and drum, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, creative expression and life skills development.
Our newest performance group is Lanyi Drum Company (LDC). Lanyi means “gathering” in the Susu language of Guinea. Lanyi Drum Company is a professional West African Percussion orchestra dedicated to maintaining the history and integrity of traditional African music. Musicians ages 18 and up
Since 2004, the company has presented 10 seasons of traditional African dance and drum that explodes into movement, color and sound. The company mixes the most edgy styles of dance and music, into a kaleidoscope of energy that all audiences enjoy.
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