• Mills Concert Hall at UW-Madison (map)
  • 455 North Park Street
  • Madison WI

Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 children
Funds support scholarships for summer Drum Power Drum & Dance Camp

Drum Power will present the 9th Annual Africa Night performance featuring Drum Power students city-wide ranging from 3rd to 12th grade.  Students develop musical and life skills including leadership, discipline, and community. The program is directed by Yorel Lashley and will feature students from Madison Metropolitan Schools including Lowell, Lake View, and Mendota elementary schools, Glacier Creek Middle school, Packers/Northport Community Centers and Advanced drummers from O’Keefe Middle School and East High School.

The event, which is free for the families of performers with suggested donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children, will raise funds to support scholarships to the Drum & Dance Camp this summer (July 15-August 1). The performance will also feature professional guest artists from  from Limanya Drum & Dance Ensemble and the Handphibians.

This year’s show will be extraordinary featuring 100 Drum Power students from the Madison Metropolitan and Middleton/Cross Plains School Districts.  Together they will show the full scope and power of the traditions that the students are learning and continuing here in Madison. Through the youth performers and Master drummers, the cultural depth, musical power and intricacy of the Djembe, Sabar and Samba traditions will be on display for all to enjoy and inspiration will abound. 

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