Titambe West African Dance & Drums at Arrowhead Center for the Arts Saturday

North Shore Music Association will sponsor a performance by Titambe at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

NSMA will also sponsor a free drumming and dance workshop for kids K-8 on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Participants in this workshop may perform some numbers with Titambe at the concert Saturday night if they wish.

Titambe West African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a unique, world-class ensemble based in Minneapolis. Established in 2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a multicultural performing arts organization, Titambe moved to Minneapolis with founder and artistic director Christian Yao Adeti in 2003. The group’s mission is to preserve traditional African drumming and dance heritage, as well as promote cultural understanding.

This is done by educating audiences of all ages about different African countries through language, music and movement for a better appreciation of diversity. Through performances, workshops, and school residencies, the group’s members—from Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Trinidad and the U.S.––reach out to our communities.

Titambe has a repertoire of over 100 performance pieces incorporating traditional drumming, dance, music, storytelling, dance-drama, reggae-dancehall, ndombolo, soukous, coupe decale, and others.

For more information, see the website www.northshoremusicassociation.com.