African Rythms Benefit Shows Coming March 2011

Two Exciting Performances!

Saturday March 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Cronin Auditorium at the Bromfield School
14 Massachusetts Avenue (Rte 111)
Harvard, MA, 01451

Sunday March 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm
King Open School
850 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(between Inman Square and Lechmere Square)

This year, you can buy tickets in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, the fair-trade ticketing company. Tickets will be available for purchase online until 5 pm on March 25. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets now:

Performers this year include the Teriya Dance Company; Troupe Teranga, under the direction of Alice Heller; The “Hip-Hop Mamas” from Sudbury, led by Elizabeth Bernstein; Khary Green and the KaGe Dance Group; and Michele Laura’s young dancers, Joyful Movement KidzDance, plus a contemporary piece choreographed to kora music by Kara Fili. A fantastic group of drummers will be led by Malian Master Drummer Moussa Traore.

Dances and music from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and South Africa

Malian Master Drummer Moussa Traore

Malian Master Drummer Moussa Traore

Drummers and dancers will perform dances from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and South Africa; the dances are representative of different ethnic groups and a variety of celebrations. The show will begin with a beautiful photo journal of Mali, and the program includes a showing of brief photo documentaries of the school building projects already completed.

African Marketplace

There will also be vendor tables selling a variety of crafts and jewelery. 100% of the profits from ticket and craft sales will go to Build a School in Africa to help us build our 8th and 9th schools in Mali, West Africa. All contributions are tax-deductible.

This high-energy show has always received rave reviews from the audience, and we invite you to share this dynamic experience with us. It’s a show the whole family can enjoy.

Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $5 for children under 12, and will be available at the door, space allowing.

For more information, contact Judy Lorimer, Project Director, at 978-433-2384, or email


Wassalounka with dancers Katie Pina, Julia Sundari, Lisa Wiesner, Judy Lorimer, photo by Nancy Lededzinski.