Vermont's 23nd Annual Dance and Drum Festival, Nov 4-6, 2016

Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater invites you to enjoy 4 days of West African dance and music in Burlington, Vermont November 3-6, 2016!



Our festival this year includes internationally renowned teaching artists from Guinea, Senegal, Mali and the Ivory Coast. Workshops offered in Djembe, Sabar, Kutiro, Doun Doun, Sangban, Krin and Balafon. Highlights include 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 Guinea:
Ismael "Bonfils" Kouyate
Mouminatou Camara
Oumar N'Diaye
Ibrahima Kolipe Camara
Abou Sylla
From Senegal:
Assane Konte
Mariama Basse
Dom Gueye
From the Ivory Coast:
Djian Tie
Aboubacar Camara


Festival Registration with Paypal

Drum and Dance Classes

2016 Festival Schedule

*Note: Class Schedule subject to change. Check in at Festival Registration Table upon arrival to get an updated schedule.

Thursday, November 3 @ City Hall/Contois Auditorium
5:30-7:00 Guinea Dance with Mouminatou Camara
7:15-8:45 Mali Dance with Solo Sano

Friday, November 4 @ North End Studios

1:00-2:30 Guinea Dance with Ismael "Bonfils" Kouyate
2:45-4:15 Ivory Coast Dance with Djian Tie
4:30-6:00 Guinea Dance with Oumar N'Diaye
4:30-6:00 Sabar Drum with Assane Coly
6:15-7:45 Senegal Dance with Mariama Basse (Djembe)

Saturday, November 5 @ City Hall
9:30-11:00 Guinea Dance with Sidiki Sylla
9:30-11:00 Ivory Coast Drum with Aboubacar Camara
11:15-12:45 Senegal Dance with Mariama Basse (Sabar)
11:15-12:45 Doundoun Drum with Ismael Bangoura
1:00-2:30 Guinea Dance with Oumar N'Diaye
1:00-2:30 Senegal Drum with Dom Gueye
2:30-4:00 Senegal Dance with Assane Konte
2:30-4:00 Djembe Drum with Ibrahima Kolipe Camara
4:00-5:30 Ivory Coast Dance with Djian Tie

8:00 PM Jeh Kulu Concert @ City Hall

Sunday, November 6 @ City Hall
10-11:30 Guinea Dance with Mouminatou Camara
11:45-1:15 Senegal Dance with Assane Konte (Kutiro)
11:45-1:15 Krin with Ismael Bangoura
1:30-2:30 Panel Discussion with Master Artists
2:30-4:00 Sangban Drum and Dance with Seny Daffe
4:15-5:45 Guinea Dance with Ismael "Bonfils" Kouyate