Monthly Archives: January 2018

5-Week West African Drumming Performance Workshop with Bongo Sidibe

Sundays from10:30am to 12pm, from 1/28/18-3/2/18
1832 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94131

Learn Djembe and Dounoun West African drumming during this 5-week workshop and perform with Duniya Dance and Drum Company at our 10-year anniversary celebration on Friday March 2nd at Dance Mission Theater San Francisco.

Bongo Sidibe is from Guinea, West Africa. He’s the Musical Director of Duniya Dance and Drum Company, as well as Vocalist and Percussionist with the Dogon Lights band.

$125 with your own drum
$150 with drum rental

Thursday evening, March 1st, time TBD.
March 2nd performance starts at 8pm.



10 Year Anniversary Performance March 2-4, 2018: “A Decade of Dance, Drum & Dissent”

A Decade of Dance, Drum & Dissent


Join Duniya Dance & Drum Company for our 10th Anniversary Celebration, composed of 3 performances with opportunities for you to eat, drink and participate!

March 2-4, 2018

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110


Performance Times:

Friday, March 2nd at 8pm
Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm, After Party
Sunday, March 4th at 4pm, Children’s Matinee (all ages welcome!) DJ dance party following performance *Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink will not performed at this show.

Food for sale from the Bissap Baobab at the events on Friday and Saturday. Sunday we’ll have samosas, chai and mango lassis from Kasa.


General Admission $25
Youth Under 18 
$10 for Sunday
Students and Artists $20
VIP Opening Night $40
Super Supporter $65 (the best seats in the house)
*All ticket sales include access to our post-performance party on Saturday 3/3!

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This program includes a wide range of Duniya Dance & Drum Company’s repertoire, including Bhangra, Bollywood, Dancehall, Afro-Pop, spoken-word, and live West African dance and drumming.


“Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink”
A dance/spoken-word exploration of the Ghadar Party and intersections with contemporary acts of resistance.

In the early 1900’s, Joti Singh’s great grandfather lived in San Francisco and was the president of the Ghadar Party, a political party fighting for the independence of India from the British. Blood and Ink overlaps the political action of the Ghadar Party, with present day activism; linking the Ghadar party’s strategic diversity with today’s uniting of minority movements. The performance uses Bhangra dance, music, and spoken-word to explore its themes.


“Zindagi Ek Safar”
Explore the history of Duniya’s repertoire with some of our favorite pieces
“Wahkily”Live West African dance and drumming

Enjoy special guest, Master Dancer Youssouf Koumbassa!

Sunday’s performance is a children’s matinee, featuring “Zindagi Ek Safar” and “Wahkily” West African. The celebration continues after the performance with a children’s DJ dance party!



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