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Arts / Entertainment

Saakumu Dance Troupe Jan. 21

January 21, 2011

The Saakumu Dance Troupe presents dynamic, joyful, and expressive African music and dance which combines traditional styles with contemporary forms. The University Center for the Arts will host them this Friday, Jan. 21, in a concert that will treat audiences to their passionate, innovative form of dance.

Artist-founded, the Saakuma Dance Troupe thrills audiences with their performances of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational, and contemporary African dance forms.

Friday, Jan. 21
7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts

Discover African music and dance!

The Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African music and dance.

Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company bases their aesthetic on traditional styles combined with contemporary forms, creating a repertoire uniquely their own.

Artist-founded

The Saakumu are an artist-founded association driven by a passion for bringing innovative dances and world music to their audiences. In addition to collaborating with artists and presenters of all kinds, they are committed to building new audiences via performances.

Award-winning dance troupe

The award-winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary music and dance groups of Ghana, West Africa.

Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group's repertoire spans genres from spiritual, ceremonial and recreational to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.

Images from Jumbierecords.com.


Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: jennifer.clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3603