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Griots: Celebrating a Compilation of Dallas’ Cultural Storytellers of the African Diaspora

Presented by Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble

7:30PM Saturday, August 27, 2022

Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


The production is SOLD OUT

“Griot” is a French word that originated in the 13th century from the Mande empire of Mali, West Africa and, for centuries, they have told and retold the history of the empire, keeping their stories and traditions alive. Transport your spirit in celebration as we pay homage to an array of Dallas’ key artistic and cultural storytellers such as Erykah Badu, Vicki Meek, Michelle Gibson, Baba Hassan, the late Afiah Bey, Bandon Koro’s own, Tony Browne and Nana Kweku plus many, many more! Through sensory immersion in traditional West African drum, dance, cultural ceremonies, and a spectrum of inventive artistic expressions, we will honor, highlight and navigate the pathways of cultural lineage to keep the history of the African Diaspora in the DFW Metroplex everlasting.

Masks are requested, regardless of vaccination status.

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