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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – "Kayaga of Africa" - Dance Company will bring their stories, songs, and dances from East and Central Africa to Moravian College on Wednesday, February 21 at 8 p.m., in Foy Hall. Kayaga of Africa has been described by critics and audiences as "colorful", "energetic" and "powerful."
During the performance, Kayaga of Africa combines music, dance and storytelling to portray traditional and modern day life in Africa. This group takes their audiences on a wonderful trip. From the royal courts in central Uganda, to the shores of Lake Victoria, then south west near the border of Rwanda, for a marriage ceremony; up through the Rift Valley to the courtship dances in the west; stopover in Zaire for their modern waist dances; over to western Kenya to visit the Baluhya ethnic group; then back to eastern Uganda for initiation ceremonies.
Kayaga of Africa has traveled around the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center (PA), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Boise State University (ID), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (DC), Olney Theatre (MD), Cornell University (NY), Cooperstown Concert Series, National Black Arts Festival, as well as many other festivals, schools and theatres nationwide.
Admission is $8 for adults, 5$ for Senior Citizens and children under 12. Foy Hall is located at Moravian College’s Church Street Campus at Church and Main streets in Bethlehem. For more information, contact the Moravian College Music Institute at 610-861-1650.