3rd Annual A Touch of Africa
Las Vegas & Santa Cruz

Da’African Village, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in partnership with Africa Love and Thiossane West African Dance Institute (pronounced cha- sahn), presents the 3rd Annual A Touch of Africa Las Vegas & Santa Cruz (ATOALV/SC), a 3-day adventure into African culture. Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, this family-friendly event will be held VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM and will feature master artists from Africa and the diaspora. The event will celebrate African culture through dance. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to announce that Mabiba Baegne will not be with us during ATOALV/SC. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.   


Friday, August 7, 2020 

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time

10:00 AM - Welcome by Serigne Mara Diakhate 

10:00 AM - Libations & African Spirituality with Odushola Osanyin & A. Ifayomi Stanton

12:00 PM - Kutiro Dance | Idy Ciss 

04:00 PM - Afrobeat Dance | Ousmane Wiles 

Saturday, August 8, 2020 

10:00 AM - Djembe Rhythm Dance | Suzan Kounta 

12:00 PM - Kutiro Dance | Khady Badji 

02:00 PM - Afrobeat Dance | Ousmane Wiles 

04:00 PM - Wango Dance | Idy Ciss 

Sunday, August 9, 2020 

12:00 PM - Sabar Dance | Khady Badji 

02:00 PM - Afro-Brazilian Dance | Dandha da Hora 

05:00 PM - Samba Soul Concert | Feat. Dandha da Hora, Gary Brown, Tammy Hall, Joe Mailloux, Will Kahn, and Anne Stafford. 


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