Sankofa Danzafro
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Omaha Performing Arts Sankofa Danzafro Preshow Curtain Warmer with Charles Ahobissi Orpheum Theater Specials

Showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live music and singing, Colombian dance troupe Sankofa Danzafro presents “Accommodating Lie,” a full-length work by Rafael Palacios which seeks to dismantle stereotypes and beliefs about and around the black body and what it means to be of African descent.   

In a series of emotional solos and duets, seven Sankofa dancers embody decades of slavery, racism and the “exotic” label western colonizing culture has assigned to black bodies.   MORE INFORMATION

Curtain Warmer:

Charles Ahobissi from African Culture Connection will bring a live, interactive percussion experience with patrons. History, traditions and technique of djembe playing will be explored. 
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Showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live music and singing, Colombian dance troupe Sankofa Danzafro presents “Accommodating Lie,” a full-length work by Rafael Palacios which seeks to dismantle stereotypes and beliefs about and around the black body and what it means to be of African descent.   

In a series of emotional solos and duets, seven Sankofa dancers embody decades of slavery, racism and the “exotic” label western colonizing culture has assigned to black bodies. 

Sankofa means "to go back to the roots"; more than a word, it is an African philosophy that proposes knowing the past as a condition for understanding the present and being able to measure the future.  
 
Through their performances, Sankofa Danzafro reaffirms the need for self-representation of Afro-descendant communities, rewriting history from the perspective of colonized Colombians.

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