Volunteer Appreciation Manga African Dance is honoring its many volunteers and generous peolpe, and members who, throughtout the years have been there for Manga, supported Manga, and continue to do so, to help Manga bring out the best we can offer to the community. Fundraiser A huge sale from household to clothing items. Gently used or new. All proceeds go to Manga to Improve our programs and services. At the L5PCAC: 1083 Austin Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307, back space of the
Despite the pandemic, Manga African Dance will hold the annual Osun Festival event. The festival will be outdoor and the forum is extending to virtual format to allow more peolpeto participate from their homes, the indoor capacity being limited. To keep the audience's attention, we are working in collaboration with Volume.com, a vitual platform to presente a series of conversations. Step 1 STAY CONNECTED WITH OUR CONVERSATIONS Follow us on Volume.com/mangadance for a series
Friday, December 11 @ 6pm: Forum (free admission)
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 @ 2pm: Yoruba dance classes
Saturday 12 @ 7pm & Sunday 13 @ 5pm: Virtual Concert This year's Osun festival is dedicated to Baba Bisi Adeleke Bisi Adeleke has been Manga's talking drum player for the annual Osun for about 23 years. With Manga African Dance's founder, Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbat, they brought Osun Festival to live in Atlanta, GA.
Born in Yorubaland, Nigeria, into the lineage of professional P
“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Pandemic and Protests Underscore the Relevance of King’s Philosophy Read article from a professor from Morehouse College
Manga celebrated Black families this year in commomeration of the Black History Month this year. And for making it another meaningful and successful month, Manga would like to thank the community the families the participants the storyteller the guest speakers the facilitator the donors our supporters our members our board PROGRAM Sunday, February 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
The national theme this year is The Black Family: Rep
The Zoo Atlanta presented its Travel the globe with the return of Wild World Weekend, the signature two-day cultural heritage festival at Zoo Atlanta, on Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1, 2021. The event highlighted the cultures and biodiversity of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas with live performances, demonstrations, family activities and more. Manga Africa Dance took a great pleasure participating in this event. Photos courtesy of the Zoo A
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”
Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas, on June 19, 1866. It marked the first anniversary of the day that African Americans there first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, more than two years after it was initially iss
A free virtual program, the Youth Apprenticeship: African Drum Making Workshop program was sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. In Africa, the tradition of making drums was passed on from generation to generation. African artisans have learned to create drums by carving the trunks of trees and using vines as ropes.
The program was virtual and freefor the audience target. Drum making kits were pre-packaged and available to participatant for pick-up. The des
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March 12,2021 @ 5pm Manga performed on March 12, and will be scheduled to present various shows in the coming weeks. . Follow us to stay updated. Sign up and enjoy Manga and the other artists, and SUPPORT Manga.
In partnership with Brown Middle School, Manga brought the students to explore dance and drum from West Africa.
The program is supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts received support from its partner agency the National Endownment for the Arts. GCA FY21 AE with Brown Middle School.
Exploring West African Dance and Drumming is a program that provided classroom instruction, exhib
Big thanks to the amazing instructors, the Atlanta and beyond dance community, to the relentless volunteers , to Manga's board, and to our continued supports. We Couldn't have done this 22nd annual event without YOU! Frequently Asked Questions CONFIRMED INSTRUCTORS Ramatu Afegbua Sabbatt Mouminatou Camara Assane Konte Marie Basse Wiles Babacar M'baye Praise Ekeng Dadie Bathily Naomi Diouf Assane Kouyate Mariama Curry Brigo Gueye
Funded by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the COVID-19 Virtual Arts Initiative, the African harvest celebration and dance experience program took place from October 1 to October 29, 2020. Tailored to seniors and open to the public, the African harvest celebration and dance experience program brought to the community dance workshops, a live trip to the African market, and a live cooking class of a Nigerian dish: the Efro Riro. Following in its mission to prese