Monday, May 21, 2012

KEUR KHALEYI AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY SEEKS FUNDS FOR 2ND SHOWCASE

Jihan Flier

WHEN: July 7, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
JHU, Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
DONATE HERE

For their second annual showcase, Mansa Bakary 2, they are raising funds for costumes for their teen dancers and other production costs.

Keur Khaleyi, (pronounced Hah-lay-ye), means house of the children—they prioritize the transfer of ashared African cultural legacy to young people of all backgrounds. Community classes for children, teens and adults focus on conveying the traditional songs, rhythms and movements of the dances.

Mansa Bakary is a story about the Mandinka King who led an expedition across the Atlantic to the Inca civilization. He realized that both Mandinka and Inca shared a lot of similarities in customs and religions, therefore they celebrated.

The teen company is preparing two pieces for their summer showcase: Lenjeng and Sunu. Your donations keep the company and community programs going and specifically support the construction of traditional beaded tops and dance belts for teen company members, traditional costumes for our young drummers, payment for musicians and production costs for lighting and sound tech for the 2012 concert.