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Balafon West African Dance Ensemble

The Mission of the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble is to provide an insightful, women-centered perspective on West African tradition and culture as a source of healing and balance by providing quality education and entertainment to audiences of all nationalities and walks of life. Guided by the Artistic Directorship of Kadiatou Conte, a native of the Republic of Guinea, the ensemble brings to the stage an exquisite celebration of classical West African song, music, and dance reflecting more than 30 years of experience in the world of African performance arts.  With its intricate display of choreography and elaborately colorful costumes, Balafon is a breath of fresh air on the contemporary African dance scene offering a unique perspective on West African tradition and culture.

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Balafon West African Dance Ensemble
1161 Portland St.
Pittsburgh, PA, PA 15206
http://www.balafon.org/
412-441-4724