Local World Music & Dance Artists Take Stage in "Kanbeng"

Posted May 31st, 2011 by Allison Kodeih  Category: Arts & Entertainment


ALMA Dance Experience is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation of “Kanbeng ~ A World Drum & Dance Concert”. The event will take place Saturday, June 18, 2011, in the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 301 Conant St, Maumee Ohio. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets for “Kanbeng” are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Tickets are now available on ALMA’s website (, or by calling 419-810-2800. Sponsorship opportunities are available also by contacting 419-810-2800.

“Kanbeng” is a highly entertaining and unique world music and dance event showcasing traditional West African Drum and Dance, Middle Eastern Dance and Music, Indian Dance, and African/Indian dance and music fusion. “Kanbeng” will feature performances by the artists of “ALMA Drum & Dance” (, “Leyla & Lapis Lazuli” (, “Raq the Casbah” (, and Shyam Suchak with an ensemble from “Aha Dance” (

Special guest artist Morikeba Kouyate (, internationally acclaimed Senegalese Master Kora Artist, will be featured throughout “Kanbeng”.

LIVE MUSIC will be a highlight of this event.

“Kanbeng”, is the Manday language word for “get together”; “Kanbeng” is the first of many large-scale collaborative productions that ALMA Dance Experience, under the Artistic Direction of Yaya Kabo, has planned, furthering the ALMA mission to share world dance and musical styles with our community, and bring together artists from our community and beyond.

“Kanbeng” is independently produced and funded, and features 4 local professional ensembles, comprised of 17 local, professional artists.

Any media promotion prior to, and following “Kanbeng” is greatly appreciated. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Allison Kodeih, Director of ALMA Dance Experience, at the contact information listed above.

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