Celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Updated: Jul 29

Thank you, Fulton County Arts and Culture and the board of commissioners, Georgia Council for the Arts, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta Mayor's Office, South Arts, Little Five Points Community Center for your continued support towards our programming.



In partnership with J.H.Russell West .End Academy


"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency

- the National Endowment for the Arts."



Exploring West African Dance and drum is a program which objective is to present to the students of H.J. Russell West End Academy some of the heritages of a country from West Africa. The students will get the opportunity to learn the rich educational history, the dance and the drumming of the selected country. This program will run from February 25 to March 11, a little bit delayed due to scheduling conflict. Manga African Dance has worked diligently with the awesome team of the faculty, with the school principal to be able to offer this opportunity to the H.J. Russell West End Academy's middle schoolers.



"This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs"






In collaboration with the Creative Arts Guild and the Jonas Artist Program: Virtual program


Manga African Dance provided a total of 14 performances to schools in the Dalton GA and its surroundings. The residency, virtually held was an opportunity for Manga to celebrate Black History Month with its signature program Rhythm in Motion (RIM): The pulsating sounds of Sunu (ceremonial music played by the Malinke people of Guinea and Mali during traditional festivals) transport students to the villages of West Africa, where popular American dances such as the Charleston and popular hiphop moves were born.


"Our students are enjoying your presentation so very much. Our youngest City Park students were with you this morning. The City Park music teacher continued the learning." Lisa





On-site: Agape Youth and Family Center


Drumming sequence


Audience participation


On-site: Boys and Girls Club




Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge our supports.


"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of theGeorgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency

- the National Endowment for the Arts."



Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioner.


Funding provided (or funded in part) by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.


"This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs"