One Mother of a Show

Kuumba House Dance Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and on Saturday, it’s pulling out all the stops with a huge 2007 Juneteenth / Harambee African Heritage Arts Festival: "Moves & Music of the Motherland." Special guests include the Jabali Acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya, who will perform the Congo Snake Dance and the Flamingo Limbo Bar Dance, as well as skip-rope footwork techniques and comedy. There's also the South African dance company Umdabu, who will perform traditional Zulu dances of war, hunting and celebration. And Giwayen Mata, a group of African drummers from Atlanta, will perform their award-winning "all sistah" revue of dance and music. Of course, the Kuumba House Dance Theatre dancers and musicians will also be in on the fun. This is a colorful, vibrant celebration of the African arts and a rarely seen spectacle. --

Olivia Flores Alvarez

In the mood for some theater this week? Chicano Messengers of the Spoken Word's Fear of a Brown Planet is at DiverseWorks, Unhinged Production's American Homefront is at the Silver House Theatre and One Monkey Don't Stop No Show is at the Ensemble Theatre. Check our Night & Day® section for more details.

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