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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

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 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

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Phone: 740-362-3861
Branch manager
Pamela Taylor

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 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

Tue, Aug 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Delaware Community Room
The Library Board of Trustees meet regularly on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Sat, Aug 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Saturday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Get extra practice and build confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or grab one off the shelf.