Hochstein at High Falls: Mounafanyi Pan-African Percussion and Dance

Hochstein at High Falls: Mounafanyi Pan-African Percussion and Dance

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Mounafanyi Pan-African Percussion and Dance is comprised of performers from all over the world, and it's coming right here to you at Hochstein at High Falls. Come enjoy lunch and a crazy beat that is going to make you want to get up and dance!

The High Falls Business Association has once again teamed up with the Hochstein School of Music & Dance and WXXI to present Hochstein at High Falls, a noontime summer concert series. The series includes ten outdoor concerts Thursday afternoons at 12:15pm during June, July and August. Weather permitting, they will be held in the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge and will feature a diverse mix of musical artists and instructors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or pick up a great lunch at area restaurants (like La Luna and Fina's Cafe). Each performance runs approximately 45 minutes.

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Rochester’s only Pan-African performing group, Mounafanyi Percussion and Dance Ensemble features musicians and dancers from Guinea, Ghana, the Congo, the Ivory Coast, and the United States. Their performances weave incredible drumming sequences – including West Africa’s iconic djembe hand drum – together with high-energy dance to create a spectacular tapestry of movement and sound. The group is led by Artistic Director Kerfala “Fana” Bangoura, a long-time member of Guinea’s most prestigious national performing groups – Les Ballets Africains and Les Percussions de Guinée – who also teaches drumming and dance at the University of Rochester.