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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:00pm



Expanding Your Horizons Brown Bag Series: Moussa Diabate and the Djely Kunda West African Drum and Dance Company

12 p.m. concert; 1 p.m. master class

Moussa Diabate is a master dancer, drummer and musician and has toured Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. He danced with the National Ballet of Guinea (Africa) and was artistic director for National Ballet Silimbo of Senegal for many years. He also performed on Broadway, at Yale Repertory Theater and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Since 1987 he has choreographed, performed, lectured and taught extensively in the U.S., Japan, France and West Africa. He is the founder and artistic director of the Djely Kunda West African Dance Company. This performance will feature musicians and dancers from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where Diabate is a resident choreographer. The concert will be followed by an African drumming master class for the public in the atrium at 1 p.m.


For more information call 214.768.1951 or visit http://www.moussadiabate.com.