Concerts

BIRTHRIGHT ANNUAL CONCERT

In 2014, The Adinkra Group presented the first Birthright Annual Concert. The Birthright Annual Concert is always held on the 3rd Saturday of August in honor of Diali Djimo Kouyate’s birthday, an esteemed elder and one of our primary teachers.  Each year we select two community members to receive the The Diali Djimo Kouyate Birthright Award for their contributions to the legacy of African dance and drum.  The annual concert features the Farafina Kan Family and special guest performers.

In 2016 we launched Birthright Journeys. Each year at the Birthright Annual Concert, attendees have the opportunity to win a trip to one of our upcoming Birthright Journeys and/or tickets to Africa through our partnership with South African Airways. We encourage all attendees to come dressed in their best African Cultural wear and capture the moment on our red carpet. The Birthright Annual Concert is a high spirited African cultural performance experience.

BIRTHRIGHT 2018

Saturday, August 20, 2018
University of the District of Columbia Theatre of the Arts

Backyard Band
Diaspora Blac
Farafina Kan

DIALI DJIMO KOUYATE BIRTHRIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Baba Baile McKnight and Mama Akua F. Kouyate-Tate

BIRTHRIGHT 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017
THEARC Theater

Egun Omode
Taratibu Youth Association
Asa! Kelenya
Farafina Kan

DIALI DJIMO KOUYATE BIRTHRIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Baba Melvin Deal and Mama Afia Noon

BIRTHRIGHT 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Lisner Auditorium

Farafina Kan: Next Generation
Akoko Nante Ensemble
The Farafina Kan Family

DIALI DJIMO KOUYATE BIRTHRIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Baba Chuck Davis and Akosua Akoto

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BIRTHRIGHT 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015
University of the District of Columbia Theatre of the Arts

Asase Yaa
Urban Foli
ASA! Kelenya
Farafina Kan Family

DIALI DJIMO KOUYATE BIRTHRIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Mahiri Fadjima Keita and Makini Niliwaabieni Owusu

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BIRTHRIGHT 2014

Farafina Kan 10th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, August 16, 2014
University of the District of Columbia Theatre of the Arts

The Farafina Kan Family

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