Inside Out Blog

Join Us for the Premiere Local Festival: Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival

In its continued effort to promote the art, culture and traditions of Africa, the Afrikan Djeli Cultural Institute is pleased to present the Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival, which features a diverse range of music and movement workshops, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, Kid’s Camp and finale concert.

The premiere festival features some of African dances most sought-after instructors, teaching an engaging lineup of dances from West Africa, Cuba, North Africa and more. Some of the artists teaching include Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea), Djeneba Sako (Mali), Malang Bayo (Senegambia) and Babacar Mbaye (Senegambia).

One of the main highlights of the weekend is our Festival Concert, which takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Afriky Lolo will perform one of its signature pieces, The Goddess Zaouli. Also performing is Atlanta's own Djeliba Drum Ensemble & Friends.

This concert, with live African Drumming and percussion, will be a very high energy performance, which will be exciting for the whole family. We hope that you join us for this incredible festival!

We know you love your home at Sandtown Vista Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018—4:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Sylvan Hills Middle School
1461 Sylvan Road
Atlanta, Georgia 303010

Atlanta Festival
Latest Blogs