The rhythms, patterns and flavors of Africa are closer that you think — at least this weekend. On Saturday, July 21, the Kukundi Dance and Drum Project, along with Motherland International International Relations, brings an evening of African drumming and dancing to the new Terpsicorps studio at 129 Roberts St. in Asheville.
The Saturday-night party runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and includes an African dinner, performances, dancing, drumming and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 ($15 without dinner, but who wants to pass that up?); info at email@example.com.
The drum-and-dance party is part of a full-weekend workshop event featuring Ivory Coast instructors Cheik Sosokko and Adama Dembele. Classes in West African dance and drumming are taught Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. A more extensive camp is slated for Oct. 5 to 7 at Camp Merrimac in Black Mountain. Call 298-7408 for info or to preregister.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter