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West African Experience

with Sogbety

2022-06-24 14:00:00 2022-06-24 15:00:00 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. Orange Branch Library

Friday, June 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-24 14:00:00 2022-06-24 15:00:00 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. Orange Branch Library

Orange Branch Library

Orange Programming 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.

This program will also be offered at the Delaware Library on Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 pm.

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

EVENT TYPE: | Music & Entertainment | Culture |

Orange Branch Library

askorange@delawarelibrary.org
Phone: 740-549-2665
Branch manager
Sara Kennedy

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 Orange Branch Library is located in Orange Township just north of the township's fire station, park and pool. At 33,000 square feet, this branch has a drive-up book drop and drive through pick-up window, along with many other special sustainable building features. The building also houses our Outreach Services Department and the Imagination Garden. 

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.

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