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MAMA KADIATOU CONTE-FOTE WITH BALAFON DANCERS

The Balafon West African Dance Ensemble performed Sundiata, an African Ballet during the Third Annual Black River African Dance Conference, held at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on May 17. (Photos by Gail Manker)

 

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ESSENCE HOWZE was amazing as she portrayed a spirited dancer as part of the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble who performed Sundiata, an African Ballet during the Third Annual Black River African Dance Conference, held at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on May 17. (Photos by Gail Manker)

 

 

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COMFORTING—Mama Kadiatou Conte-Fote, artistic director of Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, portrays the king’s wife and comforts his son Sondiata, portrayed by Mamadouba “Mito” Camara.

 

 

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LINSEY MC DANIEL, Sheba K-H Gittens and Dr. Kya Conner, of Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, perform during the Black River conference.

 

 

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CHRISALA M. BROWN AND KYA CONNER

 

 

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BALAFON DANCERS

 

 

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