African drums and dance at Thrall Library

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:32

Middletown — Kofi and Sankofa, an African drum and dance ensemble, will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, in the community room of Middletown Thrall Library, 11-19 Depot St., Middletown, in celebration of Black History Month. Sankofa includes four drummers and three dancers led by Kofi Donkor, an Asante prince from Ghana, and Yacin, a Wollof princess from Senegal. Sankofa means "going back to the roots" in the Twi language of Ghana, and symbolizes the positive role the arts play in the villages in West Africa. The group was originally formed in 1997 from community drum circles in Pennsylvania. It teaches togetherness in diversity, the empowerment of the individual, and community building through drumming and dance. Their performances and workshops get everyone involved, audience and performers alike. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call Maria Bruni at 344-7515.