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The 20th Anniversary celebration of Giwayen Mata, an award-winning, soul-stirring, all-sistah, dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble, will take place in Atlanta June 13 through 16 showcasing an array of experiences that embrace songs, rhythms, instruments, and dances celebrating the beauty and richness of African cultures.

DanceAfrica Atlanta, hosted by Giwayen Mata [which means Elephant Women] in collaboration with the Atlanta University Center Consortium, is a weekend of festival events that includes workshops, symposia, concerts, presentations, the African Marketplace, topped off with the Elephant Leaders Awards Gala honoring some of the masters of dance.

A children’s lecture-demonstration will be presented on Thursday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. through noon, at Morehouse College’s King Chapel featuring Dr. Chuck Davis of the African American Dance Ensemble and Brother Assane Konte of KanKouran West African Dance Company.

www.DanceAfricaAtlanta.com.

Admission to the Sunday Marketplace is free.

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