[PAST EVENT] The Elegba Folklore Society presents the Talking Drum at the Lemon Project Spring Symposium    

March 24, 2023
6pm - 7pm
School of Education, Matoaka Woods
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
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two people dancing with African inspired clothes and dances

Celebrate Heritage!  Celebrate Life! With Elegba Folklore Society
No matter your age or background, the spirit and the openness of the Elegba Folklore Society will enchant you.  In a way that perhaps you will expect or in a way that is totally spontaneous, your energy will blend beautifully with ours, closing the gap between performer and audience.  Participants find themselves swept up in a universal cultural energy that links them with the global significance of these timeless art forms.

The Talking Drum
The drum is a legendary communications tool -- a punctuating teller of life as it happens.  This lively delivery of African and African American folktales and narratives combines with dance, vocal and instrumental music to engage audiences along a rhythmic journey over continents and through time.  

Photo by Yaa-Nailah Bell-Barber