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The 14th Annual Juneteenth African Dance & Drum Fest

June 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - June 18, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

Join Djapo Cultural Arts Institute for our 14th Annual Juneteenth African Dance & Drum Fest.


Come and support our Festival Teaching Artists who will be sharing their knowledge of the music, history, and dances from Africa and the Diaspora.

Yousouf Koumbassa, Guinea

Djenaba Sako, Mali

Babacar Mbaye, Senegal

Portsha Jefferson, Haiti

Souleymane Solo Sana, Mali

Dr. Munirah Bomani, Trinidad

Meistre Beçola, Brazil

Magatte Fall, Senegal

Seny Daffe, Guinea

Weedie Braimah, Ghana



Check out our Festival Schedule (Subject to Change):


Friday June 16, 2023
5:00PM Opening Libation & Prayer
“Artist Meet & Greet”

6:30-8:00 PM – Brazilian Percussion
Mestre Beiçola

6:30-8:00 PM – Malian Song & Dance
Souleymane Solo Sana


Saturday June 17, 2023
9:00-10:15AM – Afro-Brazilian Dance
Mestre Beiçola

10:30-12:00PM – Sabar Dance
Babacar Mbaye

12:15-1:45PM – Guinea Dance
Yousouf Koumbassa

2:00-3:30PM – Afro-Haitian Dance
Portsha Jefferson

2:00-3:30PM – Sabar Drumming
Magatte Fall

3:45-5:15PM – Malian Song & Dance
Djenaba Sako

Inaugural Juneteenth Night of Unity
“An evening of Reflection, Community and Celebration”


Sunday June 18, 2023

9:00-10:00AM – Capoeira
Mestre Beiçola

10:15-11:45AM – Soca Dance
Munirah Bomani

12:15-1:45PM – Dunun Drum & Dance
Almamy Seny Daffe

2:00-3:30PM – Djembe Drumming
Weedie Braimah

2:00-3:30PM – Sabar Dance
Babacar Mbaye

3:45-5:00PM – Guinea Dance
Yousouf Koumbassa

5:15-6:45PM Afro-Haitian Dance
Portsha Jefferson

7:00-8:30PM Malian Song & Dance Duo
Djeneba Sako & Souleymane Solo Sana


June 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
June 18, 2023 @ 8:30 pm
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