Jun 16 - 17 2018
9th Annual African Dance & Drum Festival

9th Annual African Dance & Drum Festival

Presented by Djapo Cultural Arts Institute at The Breen Center

Join us at the 9th Annual African Dance & Drum Festival. This year’s event celebrates the many New Beginnings in our lives and within our community while interlacing a theatrical infusion of dance, poetry, drumming, song and folklore.

Saturday and Sunday features a community-wide African Dance & Drum Conference with Guest Teaching Artists from Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Conga, Cuba and the United States.

Saturday night features Soga Dorr “New Beginnings” – a Juneteenth Concert performance choreographed and produced by noted artist, choreographer and dancer, Talise Campbell. Cleveland’s own Djapo Cultural Arts Institute will join international guest artists and area performers for a moving tribute in celebration of New Beginnings.


(Dance/Drum Workshops)

St. Ignatius High School 1911 W. 30th Cleveland, Ohio 44113

(Juneteenth Concert)

Breen Performing Arts Center 2008 W. 30th Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Admission Info

Tickets for the concert are $25 in advance and $30 day of show, and can be purchased online at www.djapo.com or from cast members.

Don’t delay; last year’s concert sold out quickly.

Tickets for the dance and drumming workshops are $15 per class for teens/adults and $10 for children for children 10 and under.

Phone: 216-559-0162

Email: info@djapoarts.com

Dates & Times

2018/06/16 - 2018/06/17

Location Info

The Breen Center

2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113