Bring your lunch to the Green for free concert, 12:30 pm,

African Global Arts
African Global Arts
African Global Arts
African Global Arts

African Global Arts and the Iwa L’ewa Heritage Dance Ensemble are featured in this summer’s second concert in the free Music Beyond Borders series, at 12:30 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014, on the Morristown Green.

The event is co-hosted by Morris Arts and the Mayo Performing Arts Center.  Here’s what they have to say about the performers:

African Global Arts and Iwa L’ewa Heritage Dance Ensemble celebrate the African cultural legacy throughout the world, expanding it through dance and teachings and inspiring a new generation who will tell their stories. Under the direction of artist & teacher, Yewande Kelley-Johnson, the ensemble presents performancesworkshops for children, youth and adult students, and ceremonies based on African Global heritage, not just from countries like Guinea, Mali, or Senegal, but also from the United States, Trinidad, Haiti, Brazil, Cuba, Columbia and more. If you are interested in West African cultural presentations, enjoy the feel of Africa’s beat in Swing dance, savor Anansi stories from Trinidad, Cuba’s Orisha dance or the U.S. Kwanzaa tradition and love the sounds of African instrumentation such as the balophon, djembe orchestra, udushekere and conch shell, you will find much to savor with African Global Arts! Artistic Director and founder, Yewande Kelley-Johnson, has been designated a master teacher of traditional West African dance and is also a recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Artist as Catalyst grant as well as the Washington D.C. Folger’s Library Poetry award.

The final two concerts in the series are:

July 22: The Klez Dispensers.

The Klez Dispensers


August 5: The Peter Smith School of Irish Dance.

The Peter Smith School of Irish Dance



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