On Saturday evening a gala performance at the Brattleboro Stone Church will be preceded at 6 pm by a Malian meal offered for sale by Dienba Macalou (of Brattleboro Farmers Market fame). World music percussionist and beat poet Tony Vacca, along with Wyoma, will set you on the journey into a celebration of Africa. This year an original storyline is being developed and choreographed especially for the Abene Festival by Pape Ba and Kabisko Kaba. The piece is being rehearsed all summer and will be presented by the festival dancers and drummers during Saturday night’s show.
For a full schedule and fees see www.africandancevt.com. Tickets for the classes and performance are available on the website. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (802) 380-5152.