Interview
 Mama Kadiatou at the
 August Wilson Center
 Community Day

 Video Credit: Ya Momz House 

PROGRAM

Drum Call
Fode Camara Music Ensemble

Kuku
Nia Dance Ensemble

Mama Kadiatou’s Story
Jonathan Berry

Denadon
Nia Dance Ensemble

Soli
Balafon West African Dance Ensemble Alumni

Moribayassa
Nia Dance Ensemble

Soko
Hope Academy
Troupe

First Breath
Ira Cambric

Balafon Celebrates 10 Years!
Michele Betts, Betts Production, Linsey McDaniel, Managing Director

Kora Interlude
Amadou Kouyate, Kora

Konkoba
Nia Dance Ensemble

Drum Solos
Fode Camara Drum Ensemble

Mama Kadiatou’s Story (reprise)
Karla Payne

Drummer Suite: Sorsonet, Sinte, Mane, Guine Fare
Balafon West African Dance Ensemble Alumni

Finale

ARTISTS

Mama Kadiatou Conte,
Artistic Director

Music Ensemble
Fode Moussa Camara (Music Director, Lead Djembe), Anthony Mitchell (Doundoun), Dante (Djembe) Mitchell, Kofi Agyei (Djembe), Amadou Kouyate (Kora)

Nia Dance Ensemble
Ebony Naimah Zanuwa (Artistic Director, Choreographer), Nyla Bey, Imani Houston, Zonia Patterson, Mahawa Camara

Soloists
Ira Cambric
Aminata Camara
Makhissa Soumah Camara

Balafon West African Dance Ensemble
Chrisala Brown, Diana Eywa, Celeste Houston, Aubrey Luttrel, Tierra Pezelle

Balafon Alumni
Afia “Jill” Bogen-El, Kyaien Conner, Merinda Evans, Hadiyah Mason, Terryn Nelson, Angela Sadio Watson

Hope Academy Troupe
Nyla Bey, Candace Burgess, Elsie Collinge, Nasim Collins, Zenia Cook, Derek Elaiho, Rhianna, Izekor, Adaya Nosa-Oviasu,Thailyn Walker

Storytellers
Jonathan Berry
Karla Payne

Mama Kadiatou’s Story
Written by Leslie “Ezra” Smith

PRODUCTION

Michele Betts,
Betts Production