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Manga African Dance

LET MANGA DANCE PERFORM AT YOUR NEXT EVENT

Manga offers two major events during the year: the Annual Dance & Drum Conference, and the Osun Festival. Every year, each event has a theme, determined by the artistic director and designed by the lead artist.

The Dance & Drum Conference offers a variety of opportunities for the community to learn African dances from various countries, as well as the accompanying music and cultural context for each dance. The Osun Festival showcases the mythos of the Ifa faith, adhering to Manga’s passion for the authentic culture of any and all indigenous African dance and drum.  Stay tuned as we add more events to our calender.

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SCHOOL SHOWS/WORKSHOPS/PERFORMANCES

1990

Manga Dance was 

Founded

300+

School Shows Performed

School Shows Performed

Founder/Artistic Director

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, is a native of Idah in Kogi State, Nigeria, and a descendant of the Okpella tribe’s Royal Family of Afegbua. Since 1988 she has influenced authenticity in African dance by performing with the leading cultural dance companies in metro Atlanta (Extensions of Africa, African Dance Connections, Uhuru Dancers, Barefoot Ballet Manya, Giwayen Mata and Ballethnic Dance Company’s signature production, Leopard’s Tale). Mrs. Afegbua-Sabbatt co-founded Barefoot Ballet Manya. As the founder of Giwayen Mata (translated from Hausa as “Elephant Leaders of the Women”), an all female percussion ensemble, she broadened artistic expression for female artists by challenging the traditional practice of exclusively restricting drumming to male musicians.

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CONTACT

Venue

Office Address:

Manga African Dance. Inc.
1083 Austin Ave.

Atlanta, GA 30307

Mailing Address

P.O Box 50662

Atlanta, GA 30302


mangadance@yahoo.com
404-462-5723
Office Hours: 9am-4pm

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Call us at 404-462-5723 or leave us a message: mangadance@yahoo.com

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