Sudanese Music & Dance Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIllinois
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Chicago, Illinois, USA
Festival Contact Information

Dawn Elder Management
Email: demgmt@aol.com

Festival Description

In 2007 the Sudanese Music & Dance Festival took place for the first time in New York City and with resounding success has now moved on to encompass both Chicago and Detroit in 2008. The Sudanese Music & Dance Festival gathers the legends of Sudanese music and dance from throughout Sudan. The main purpose of the festival is to bring to light the rich cultural traditions and arts developed by the diversity of Sudanese culture, religions and ethnic heritages. Previous editions featured: Abdel Gadir Salim, Abu Araki Al Bakheit, Omar Bannaga, Ali Sigaid and the legendary, female vocal group Al Balabil.

Festival Dates July 10 and 19, 2008
Festival Links

http://www.myspace.com/sudanesemusicdancefestival

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