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KanKouran West African Dance Company

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

KanKouran West African Dance Company, a beloved home for West African dance in Washington, D.C., comes to Jacob’s Pillow.
KanKouran West African Dance Company

KanKouran West African Dance Company, a beloved home for West African dance in Washington, D.C., comes to Jacob’s Pillow this summer after celebrating their 40th anniversary last year.

KanKouran was formed by Artistic Director Assane Konte and former Director of Music, Abdou Kounta, who grew up together in Dakar, Senegal.

The company’s members are from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional West African culture.

Their wide-ranging appeal and sense of community ownership has made it a creative cornerstone for generations of dancers, students, and musicians who have studied and come out of its ranks over the decades.

While KanKouran has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and myriad universities, this will be their Jacob’s Pillow debut, celebrating 40-plus years of tradition.

This performance includes a “Choose What You Pay” ticketing option, with a suggestion of $25.

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Date:
August 14
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA
(413) 243-0745

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