Monday, July 18, 2011

National Black Arts Festival Presents: DanceAfrica

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:31 PM

The Rialto Theatre in downtown Atlanta was packed out on Saturday night with folks buzzing to see some African Dance.

Presented by the National Black Arts Festival, DanceAfrica featured the moves of South African contemporary dancer and choreographer Vincent Mantsoe; traditional South African boot dancing from Lesol's Dance Project; chanting and polyrhythmic works inspired by Mali, the Ivory Coast, South Africa and Guinea by Atlanta's own Giwayen Mata; and the sounds of Ba Cissoko, master of the traditional West African stringed lute known as the kora.

See more photos from the performance.

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