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Saakumu Dance Troupe Performing this weekend

Saakumu Dance Troupe

Saakumu Dance Troupe is returning to the Twin Cities, all the way from Ghana, West Africa. Escape your winter blues by attending a night full of dance, drumming, and amazing energy!

What: Saakumu Dance Troupe with New Primitives

Where: Trocaderos (107 3rd Ave N, Downtown Minneapolis – Warehouse District)

When: Friday, March 6  

Time: Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm

Price: $10 in advance (tickets at http://www.jambasetickets.com and The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis), $12 at the door  

All ages welcome! (Kids 12 and under free)

For more info: http://www.myspace.com/saakumudancetroupe

Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music groups of Ghana, with a repertoire that includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, and recreational genres accompanied by contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive, and highly participatory. Director Bernard Woma is leading the talented group of dancers and musicians on tour this spring. He is world-renowned for his unmatchable skills on the gyil, a xylophone from the Dagara region of Northern Ghana.

Following their performance will be New Primitives, a local band who “explores popular music through high-energy Rhythm & Blues, Ska, Reggae, Calypso, and World Dance Music”.

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