global women intact
san francisco african dance & drum festival
global women intact is also the proud producer of the san francisco african dance & drum festival. since its inception in 2004, the festival has brought some of the best renowned national and international dancers and drummers to the bay area. the festival is a key cultural and educational experience in traditional african dance and drumming for california statewide. africa's top dancers, drummers, & musicians
consisting of five wonderful days of traditional african dance, drumming, and songs with master dancers and drummers from senegal, liberia mali, guinea, and gambia, the festival profiles different styles of drumming and dancing of sabar, djembe, and kutiro, and congolese styles of dance and drum as well.
the full day schedule of events includes classes taught by professional dancers and drummers from various parts of west, south and central africa. the festival is open to anyone interested in the arts, student dancers, drummers, and persons who simply would like to observe and learn to teach an unfamiliar dance or drum style. all of the festival classes are designed and structured for the novice, intermediate, and experienced dancers or drummers.
a free class offered for junior dancers’ ages sixteen and younger is often a main attraction; early registration is strongly encouraged. the festival will open its’ doors at 9:00 a.m.
the public will have access to a range of local african arts and craft and food vendors. the dance and drum classes will commence from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
concert main stage
the festival day activities will culminate with a main stage concert. theconcert is a premier event and will feature three professional african dance companies.dates
veterans day weekend
november 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14th, 2010
times: wednesday, thursday & friday 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
saturday 9:00am -6:00pm & sunday 10:00am -8:00pm
november 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2010 african american art & culture complex 762 fulton street (at webster st.) in san francisco
all dance and drum classes are held at 762 fulton street.