Bush Mango’s presents “Waking D’mba:” Bush Mango’s 13 member, multi-generational company will perform in this sure-to-inspire evening of drumming and dancing. Written and choreographed by Colleen Hendrick, Bush Mango’s executive director, this performance tells the story of a West African village that was overcome by famine and drought and is rejuvenated be a benevolent deity known as D’mba. Bush Mango will introduce its newest company member, Kerfala “Fana” Bangoura, to the public. A native of Guinea, Fana has been declared a Master Drummer and Dancer by the Guinean Ministry of Culture.
Advance sales: $15 for general admission, $12 for Bush Mango members and $8 for youth under 12 years old and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.bushmango.org.
At the door: $18 for general admission, $15 for Bush Mango members and $10 for youth under 12 years old and seniors
7:30 p.m., Friday, December 16th, 2011
7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 17th, 2011
Bush Mango Community Center, 34 Elton Street, Rochester, N.Y. For more information, visit www.bushmango.org or call 585-235-3960
Bush Mango Drum and Dance immerses people of all ages in the music, movement, culture and community inspired by West African drum and dance. The Company engages the young and old, rich and poor – the full human family of all colors – through dynamic programming, performances and learning experiences for students at all levels. Bush Mango is also the home of the Youth Project, an innovative program which provides city boys and girls ages 2 to 18 years old an opportunity to learn and experience drumming and dancing in a supportive and directed way. For more information on Bush Mango, visit www.bushmango.org or call 585-235-3960.