Ayodele African Dance Conference

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Event Description

2022 African Dance Conference & Concert
Thursday, May 5th - Sunday, May 8th
Sherman Park
1301 W. 52nd Street | Chicago, IL

Thursday, May 5th
6:30pm - 8:00pm Idy Ciss (Serer)

Friday, May 6th
6:30pm - 8:00pm Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)
8:10pm - 9:40pm Mabiba Baegne (Congolese Dance)

Saturday, May 7th
10:00am - 11:00am Stacy Letrice (Children's Afro-Fusion Dance)
10:00am - 11:30am Dandha Da Hora (Afro-Brazilian Dance)
11:40am - 1:10pm Diadie Bathily (Ivory Coast Dance)
1:20pm - 2:50pm Babacar M’Baye (Sabar Dance)
3:00pm - 4:30pm Souleymane Solo Sana (Mali Dance)
4:40pm - 6:10pm Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea Dance)

Sunday, May 8th
10:00am - 11:30am Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea Dance)
11:40am - 1:10pm Dandha Da Hora (Afro-Brazilian Dance)
1:20pm - 2:50pm Babacar M'Baye (Sabar Dance)
3:00pm - 4:30pm Diadie Bathily (Ivory Coast Dance)
4:40pm - 6:10pm Souleymane Solo Sana (Mali Dance)
6:20pm - 7:50pm Mabiba Baegne (Congolese Dance)

8:00pm - 9:30pm Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)

Click Price to Purchase. Advance Purchase Prices end on May 5, 2022

$15 - Dance Class
$15 - Conference T-shirt
$115 - 5 Classes + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket
$138 - 7 Classes + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket
$180 - 10 Classes + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket
$250 - Entire Weekend + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket

Groups are 10 or more people (no packages). Please send us the group name, names of the individuals in your group, and the number of classes per person to ayodeledrumdance@gmail.com. Once you receive a confirmation of the total amount, pay at PayPal.Me/ayodeledrum.

$20 Classes | $20 Conference T-shirts

We're following the CDC, City of Chicago, and Chicago Park District COVID guidelines. If you don’t feel well, out of an abundance of caution please stay home. Feel free to wear your mask and maintain a social distance. Hand sanitizer will be available for use.

Schedule subject to change. No refunds or exchanges. For questions or concerns, please email ayodeledrumdance@gmail.com

This project is partially supported by a Neighborhood Access Program grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Running Time
Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
West African


Sherman Park

1301 W. 52nd Street
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 747-6672