In its continued effort to promote the art, culture and traditions of Africa, the Afrikan Djeli Cultural Institute is pleased to present the 10th annual African Dance and Drum Festival, which features a diverse range of music and movement workshops, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, Kid's Camp and final concert. The premiere festival in the region,The Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival features some of African dances most sought-after instructors, teaching an engaging lineup of dances from West Africa, Cuba, North Africa and more. The theme of this year is "The Tradition". Some of the artists teaching this year are: Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea); Djeneba Sako (Mali); Malang Bayo (Senegambia); Babacar Mbaye (Senegambia). One of the main highlights of the weekend is our Festival Concern, which takes place on Saturday, July 28, at 8:00 pm. Afriky Lolo will perform one of its signature pieces, The Goddess Zaouli. Zaouli is a mask from Ivory Coast, West Africa. Also performing is Atlanta's own Djeliba Drum Ensemble & Friends. This concert, with live African Drumming and percussions, will be a very high energy performance, which will be exciting for the whole family!