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.
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
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
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.