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Colorful Costumes and Strong Drum Beats Bring West African Dances to Baltimore

In West Africa, as in other parts of the continent, dancing is an important part of traditions. An ocean away, in Baltimore Maryland, a multi-generational family has made performing those dances part of their tradition.  All In the Family The Von Hendricks founded an African dance company six years ago. They named it “Keur Khaleyi”, which means the House of Children in Wolof, a language in Senegal. The company originally featured sisters Jihan and Ayana dancing, and their...

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