Rujeko Sarah Dumbshetna Rujeko Dumbutshena is a Zimbabwean-born dancer, teacher, and performer who specializes in Neo-traditional and contemporary African dance. She is currently on the dance faculty at the Central New Mexico Community College and the University of New Mexico.  Rujeko has directed African dance conferences...

HAND TO HAND, HONORING A LEGACY OF WOMEN A Dance Work created by Michál Anna Carrillo Performed by: Lavaroots Mini Company, Dance Company and Master Artist Gabriel Fara Tolno Choreography  by: Gabriel Fara Tolno, Michál Anna Carrillo and Debra McGee SOLD OUT!  We look forward to a great show! MAHALO! Are...

Jamie Eversweet Belmarez Jamie has been teaching yoga since 2001, receiving her certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. She received her Yoga Ed. certification in 2013, providing a foundation for teaching yoga to children. She brings yoga to the kids at Kohala...

SORIBA FOFANA Master drummer and musician, Ibrahimasory Fofana, also known as Soriba, is from the Susu tribe of people who reside on the coastal region of Guinea, Conakry in West Africa. Soriba’s love for traditional music began at an early age and he began studying with...

MOHAMED LAMINE BANGOURA Afrique Sogue Afrique Sogue Percussion and Dance is a traditional West African performing arts company based in the Bay Area, California. Afrique Sogue, meaning, The Sun of Africa, celebrates the dance and musical culture of the Manding and the Mandinka people, those descendants of the great pre-colonial empire of what is...

GABRIEL FARA TOLNO Self-Motivated, Visionary, Creative, Perseverant, Entrepreneur, Community Outreach, Energetic, Dedicated, Producer, Director, Choreographer and Accomplished Musician Born in Guinea, West Africa, Fara spent his youth in the village of Kissidugu and Guinea’s capital city, Conakry. He began playing the djembe drum at the age of...