African Dance and Drums performance in Franklin

The African Dance & Drum Ensemble will perform a program of traditional African dance and music at 7 p.m., March 23, in the Franklin High School gym.

The program features dances and songs that reflect West African life and culture, such as the harvest dances “Kakilambe” and “Sunu,” which is performed with colorful scarves from Mali.

The Asheville-based company is comprised of African Dance instructor Jada Bryson, dancers Kanydah Bellamy and Jesse Willig, and master drummers Ian Cunningham and Imohtep Dlanod.  Jada Bryson is a Franklin native with 24 years of dance experience in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and West African forms.

There is no admission charge; donations will be accepted.

Franklin High School is on Panther Drive off Business Route 441, just north of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce.

828.524.7683 or

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