Vermont's 22nd Annual Dance and Drum Festival, Nov 2-5, 2016

Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater invites you to enjoy 4 days of West African dance and music in Burlington, Vermont November 2-5, 2016!

Our festival includes internationally renowned teaching artists from Guinea, Senegal, Mali and new this year the Ivory Coast. Workshops offered in Djembe, Sabar Kutiro, Balafon. Highlights include Krin and Sangban classes, and a Jeh Kulu performance
with special guest artists, topped off by an evening multicultural dance party.

2016 Teachers

Classes offered with our Community Artists:
Sidiki Sylla
Souleymane Solo Sana
Assane Coly
Seny Daffe
Ismael Bangoura

... and special guest artists from Senegal, Guinea, Mali and Ivory Coast to be confirmed!!!!

Schedule 2015

All classes at Burlington's City Hall: Church Street, Burlington, VT

Schedule is subject to change. All Classes at City Hall in Burlington, VT.
Classes with *** asterisk denote two classes at once; take note of class location.

Friday November 6:

Guinea Dance with Salematou Keita

Senegalese Dance with Pape Ba (Sabar)

Saturday, November 7:

8;30 - 9:15am
Zumba with Jen Skinner-Cisse ($10 for Zumba class only or $20 for Zumba AND Sidiki's class)

9:30 - 11am
Guinea Dance with Sidiki Sylla ($10 for Zumba class only or $20 for Zumba AND Sidiki's class)

11:15 - 12:45 pm
Hip-Hop dance with Lois Trombley & DJ MoT

11:15  - 12:45pm (first floor)
*** Doun Doun Guinea Drum with Ismael Bangora

1 - 2:30pm
Mali Dance with Souleymane Solo Sana

*** .2:45-4:15 pm (first floor)
Mali Drum with Moussa Traore

2:45 - 4:15 pm
Guinea Dance with Nimatoulaye Camara

4:30 - 6pm
Senegalese Dance with Pape Ba (Kutiro)

*** 4:30 - 6pm (first floor)
Krin with Ismael Bangoura

8:00 pm Concert by Jeh Kulu at
North End Studios 294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington

Saturday Evening Performance by Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater featuring Guest Artists at 8pm.  A tribute to honor our teacher, brother, and friend Abdoulaye Sylla.  Aftershow Dance Party @ 10:00 PM Featuring live performances by A2VT and DJ MoT.  Full Bar provided by The Radio Bean.  Tickets available at or by calling the Flynn Box Office. 

Sunday, November 8:

10 - 10:45am
Yoga with Balafon - ($5) - teacher Lindsey Ellis

***10 - 10:45 am (upstairs 3rd floor)
Kids Dance with Sidiki Sylla

11 - 12:30pm
Women's Sangban Class with Seny Daffe

12:45 - 2:15pm
Guinea Dance with Nimatoulaye Camara 

*** 12:45 - 2:15pm (first floor)
Sabar Drum with Assane Cole

2:30 - 4pm
Mali Dance with Souleymane Solo Sana

***2:30 - 4pm (first floor)
Djembe Drum with Kolipe Ibrahima Camara

4:15 - 5:45pm
Guinea Dance with Salematou Keita

*All Drum Classes will be held in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall

**Kids class is on the third floor 
***Balafone classes with Ousmanne Camara Drum Classes with various artists can be arranged.