14th Annual Juneteenth African Dance & Drum Fest


Fri Jun 16 2023 at 05:00 pm to Sun Jun 18 2023 at 08:00 pm


The Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression | Cleveland, OH

Join Djapo Cultural Arts Institute for our 14th Annual Juneteenth African Dance & Drum Fest with Special Guest Artists teaching traditional dances from Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic and much more........
Come out and welcome our festival teaching artists, Djapo's own Weedie Braimah, Yousouf Koumbassa, Djenaba Sako, Babacar Mbaye, Portsha Jefferson, Souleymane Solo Sana, Dr. Munirah Bomani, Meistre Beçola, Magatte Fall and Seny Dafe as we celebrate Juneteenth with art, music, dance, history, culture and folklore.
Check out our Festival Schedule (Subject to Change):
Friday June 16, 2023
5:00PM Opening Libation & Prayer
"Artist Meet & Greet"
6:00-7:30PM - Brazilian Percussion
Mestre Beiçola
6:00-7:30PM - Malian Song & Dance
Souleymane Solo Sana
Saturday June 17, 2023
9:00-10:15AM Afro-Brazilian Dance
Mestre Beiçola
10:30-12:00PM Sabar Dance
Babacar Mbaye
12:15-1:45PM Guinea Dance
Yousouf Koumbassa
2:00-3:30PM Haitian Dance
Portsha Jefferson
2:00-3:30PM Sabar Drumming
Magatte Fall
3:45-5:15PM Malian Song & Dance
Djenaba Sako
Inaugural Juneteenth Unity Ball
"An evening of Reflection, Remembrance and Celebration
Sunday June 18, 2023
9:00-10:00AM Capoeira
Mestro Beiçola
10:15-11:45AM Soca Dance
Dr. Munirah Bomani
12:15-1:45PM Dunun Dance & Drumming
Almamy Seny Daffe
2:00-3:30PM Djembe Drumming
Weedie Braimah
2:00-3:30PM Sabar Dance
Babacar Mbaye
3:45-5:00PM Guinea Dance
Yousouf Koumbassa
5:15-6:45PM Haitian Dance
Portsha Jefferson
7:00-8:30PM Malian Song & Dance Duo
Djeneba Sako & Souleymane Solo
All Workshops, Fest T-Shirts & Events :
Advance Pricing Below Ends on May 16, 2023
$15 Teen/Adults
$10 Children 12 and under
$10 Seniors 60 and wiser
$65 5 Class Card
$120 10 Class Card
$15 Conference T-Shirt
$50|$100 VIP Juneteenth Unity Ball Tickets
(Food, Live Music & Performance)
$200 Entire Weekend Classes and Juneteenth Unity Ball (General)
$300 Entire Weekend Classes and Juneteenth Unity Ball (*VIP)
*Preferred Seating, Name listed in Program, Djapo Gift Bag
Vendor Fees:
$75- 1 Day (Saturday or Sunday) $130- Entire Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) NO FRIDAY VENDING.
Vendor Registration Here
Host Hotel: Comfort Inn Downtown Cleveland CODE: DJAPO
1800 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH. 44115
For more Information visit www.Djapo.com or Contact our Festival Host, Michael Easterling at 216.772.1771

Where is it happening?

The Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression, 2937 West 25th,Cleveland,OH,United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Djapo Cultural Arts Institute

Host or Publisher Djapo Cultural Arts Institute

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