Balafon West African Dance Ensemble – Balafon West African Dance Ensemble – Pittsburgh, PA – Washington, D.c.

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Officially formed by Kadiatou Conte-Forte and her Washington, DC students in 1997, Balafon is a creative partnership among several artists who masterfully blend the natural elegance of traditional West African dance and music with amazingly heroic athleticism.

A Celebration of Culture

Guided by the Artistic Directorship of Kadiatou Conte, a native of the Republic of Guinea, the ensemble brings to the stage an exquisite celebration of classical West African song, music, and dance reflecting more than 30 years of experience in the world of African performance arts.  With its intricate display of choreography and elaborately colorful costumes, Balafon is a breath of fresh air on the contemporary African dance scene offering a unique perspective on West African tradition and culture.  A definite must see!