The global sensation Africa Umoja is coming to DeKalb County, Tuesday, Oct. 30 – Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 as part of its worldwide tour celebrating the 100th birthday year of the late South African President Nelson Mandela (www.africaumojausatour.com). The high-energy musical tells the story of South Africa through song, storytelling, dance and drama, performed by a youthful, all-South African cast of 32 men and women. The sweeping tale moves from the potent rhythms of tribal music to the intricate steps of Gumboot dancing. It incorporates jazz stylings of Sopiatown, joyful Gospel singing and Kwaito music from Johannesburg. The storyline takes the audience from the country’s early history, through Apartheid and into today. All performances will be held at DeKalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, and located at 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, Ga. 30034. The production is particularly appropriate for students, and a number of special daytime performances have been planned to accommodate school field trips. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Visit www.ticketalternative.com or call (877) 725-8849 for more information.