Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival
The premiere African dance and drum festival in the region, The Atlanta Dance and Drum Festival teaches a lineup of dances from West Africa, Cuba, Haiti and more. Founder Ayietoro Kemet says, “While Atlanta is home to many talented African dance companies and weekly classes around town, there was no one festival happening in the city that brought instructors from all over the nation and abroad to Atlanta for an intensive, immersive African dance and drum experience.”
The Kids Camp offers four, 90-minute African Dance and Drum sessions for potty-trained children from 4 to 6 years old. The finale concert features Ayodele African Dance & Drum from Chicago, Nkiruka from New Orleans, Drew Charter School Dance from Atlanta and the Atlanta African Dance & Drum Community Collective.
Locations: Rec Center 3201 MLK Jr. Dr. NW; Burroughs Theater 350 Spelman Lane. For details, visit AADDF.org.