Upcoming Events

Wontanara Drum & Dance Workshop

TD presents African Heritage Month

Wontanara, which means “We are united” in the Susu language of Guinea, is a true definition of the spirit of West African dance culture. 

Celebrate African Heritage Month with a demonstration of traditional Guinean dance by Marielle and Mohamed Duranteau. Mohamed is a dancer, choreographer and professional musician from Guinea, West Africa. He and his wife Marielle, a Nova Scotian, co-founded the Wontanara Drum & Dancein 2007 and have been bringing their passion for sharing the culture to Halifax since 2018. 

All ages are welcome to this drop-in program.


Captain William Spry Public Library - Saturday March 9th @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm All Ages

Rhythm & Royalty: Celebrating African Kings & Queens

TD presents African Heritage Month

Join us to get into the groove of African drums, fashion, art, dance, and movement, as we explore the epic saga of ancient African monarchs. Accompanied by African drums, at this event, you will learn about the storied lives and experiences of great figures from African Royalty.

Award-winning playwright Tara Taylor will narrate the stories of African kings and queens, accompanied by the talented father and son duo Dr. Henry Bishop and Adrian Bishop, who will drum the heartbeat of the life of each extraordinary figure. Experience the rhythm and regalia of the motherland, Africa.

Tickets given out 30 minutes prior to the performance.


African-inspired regalia provided by local fashion designers: Nicole Johnson Fashion Studio.

African-inspired Art provided by: BIPOC Youth Group, MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.

Reception with catering by Mary's African Cuisine.

Sound support provided by the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA).

In the spirit of celebration, dressing in African attire and/or colours is encouraged.


All Ages


Woodlawn Public Library - Saturday March 16th @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm Adults | All Ages | Teens

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