01 Aug LSP Pick!: Farafina Kan presents BIRTHRIGHT (08.16)
Saturday, August 16th | VIP Reception 5: 30PM | General Admission 7PM
University of the District of Columbia-Theatre of the Arts
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW-WDC
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Farafina Kan: The Sound of Africa is proud to present BIRTHRIGHT: 10th Anniversary Celebration – an elegant evening of pure energy & sheer grace in honor of the spirit of sharing and cultural legacy inspired by West African Dance and Drumming. On this night, you will witness inter-generational performance and the stellar result of an active and intentional transmission of African cultural values, performance, movement and rhythm from one generation to the next with performances by the entire Farafina Kan Family – the children’s ensemble (ages 3 – 7), the youth ensemble (age 7 – 12), the junior company (ages 13 –19) and the adult professional company. BIRTHRIGHT is sponsored in part by Busboys and Poets and The Anacostia Art Gallery and Boutique.
The celebration kicks off with a Red Carpet & VIP Reception beginning at 5:30 pm sponsored by Diamond District Wines, Koncious Katerers and Asli Pure co-hosted by the Honorable Omar Arouna, Ambassador to Benin with a live performance by the DuPont Brass Band. Other dignitaries and special invited guests include other African ambassadors, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, members of the DC City Council, and other elite cultural stakeholders of Washington, DC. For a taste of what’s to come check the video below>