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West African Experience

with Sogbety

2022-07-06 18:30:00 2022-07-06 19:30:00 America/New_York West African Experience In this high-energy performance, children experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa. Great for grades Pre-K - 12. Delaware Main Library - Delaware Community Room

Wednesday, July 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-06 18:30:00 2022-07-06 19:30:00 America/New_York West African Experience In this high-energy performance, children experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa. Great for grades Pre-K - 12. Delaware Main Library - Delaware Community Room

Delaware Main Library

Delaware Community Room

In this high-energy performance, children experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa. Great for grades Pre-K - 12.

Sogbety Diomande was born in the village of Toufinga, a small farming community located in the Northwest region of the Ivory Coast near the border of Guinea in Africa. He started his career as a drummer and dancer at a very early age. He has toured with Ballet National de Cote d’Ivoire; been a member of Kotchegna Dance Company, Mask Dance Company, and has been featured with many troupes in NYC and around the US. 

For most of 2001, Sogbety was a resident artist at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There he performed at Harambe African Village with Kobake, an impressive Ivoirenne quartet. Sogbety started his own troupe in 2005.  In 2008 he gathered together a troupe of 10 talented musicians and dancers to headline the Lotus World Music Festival in Bloomington, IN. He started his own festival in 2006 called Sogbety Diomande's West African Celebration where he brings master drummers and dancers together in rural Ohio to teach and perform at his 3-day drum and dance camp.

AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Teens | Preschoolers | Families | Children |

EVENT TYPE: | Music & Entertainment | Culture |

Delaware Main Library

askdelaware@delawarelibrary.org
Phone: 740-362-3861
Branch manager
Pamela Taylor

Hours
Mon, Jan 30 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 Closed

About the branch

The 35,000 square foot Delaware Main Library is the oldest and largest branch of our library system which serves the public as well as houses a majority of our administrative offices. Located around the corner from downtown Delaware, it serves as our central branch for those on foot as well as those in a rush. 


The Main Library also hosts the Delaware County Genealogical Society. Genealogical Society volunteers are in the Library to assist researchers on limited dates and by appointment. 

 

DCDL welcomes all people to our programs and events. If you require ASL interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please contact us at pr@delawarelibrary.org.

Upcoming events

Wed, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help their children get ready to read!

Thu, Feb 02, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Thursday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Thu, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Delaware Community Room
Ages 13-17. Earn volunteer hours by helping out at the library!

Fri, Feb 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help children get ready for Kindergarten!

Sat, Feb 04, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Saturday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Delaware Children's Area
On Saturday, February 4, public libraries throughout the United States will celebrate the 12th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day with free events and activities for children and families.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Delaware Community Room
Caregivers are guided through interactive rhymes, songs, and stories with their little ones!

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help their children get ready to read!

Thu, Feb 09, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Thursday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Fri, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help children get ready for Kindergarten!