Birthright Annual Concert
August 19 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
In 2014, The Adinkra Group presented the first Birthright Annual Concert. The Birthright Annual Concert is always held on the 3rd Saturday of August in honor of Diali Djimo Kouyate’s birthday, an esteemed elder and one of our primary teachers. Each year we select two community members to receive The Diali Djimo Kouyate Birthright Award for their contributions to the legacy of African dance and drum. The annual concert features the Farafina Kan Family and special guest performers.
In 2016 they launched Birthright Journeys. Each year at the Birthright Annual Concert, attendees have the opportunity to win a trip to one of our upcoming Birthright Journeys and/or tickets to Africa through our partnership with South African Airways. The Adinkra Group encourage all attendees to come dressed in their best African Cultural wear and capture the moment on our red carpet. The Birthright Annual Concert is a high spirited, family-oriented African cultural performance experience celebrating our African cultural legacy through traditional African drum, dance, and theater. Attendees can:
- Win tickets to Africa on South African Airways,
- Watch AfricanAncestry.com DNA Reveals, and
- Enjoy cultural entertainment for the whole family.
VIP ticket holders:
We’re happy to announce that through our sponsor MahoganyBooks, Marita Golden – acclaimed, award winning author will be the special guest at the #BirthrightAnnualConcert VIP reception and all VIP ticket holders will receive a copy of her new book The Wide Circumference of Love, have an opportunity to meet Mrs. Golden, get their book autographed and hear from her directly about this book and her work with the Hurston Wright Foundation at the VIP reception.