Sankofa Dance & Drum Company

Dance and Drum Performances:

Steeped in the Guinea Tradition and the West African model of drum and dance, the Company was compelled to visit West Africa and get first hand percussion and dance knowledge from those we emulate.  Not satisfied with great teachers, Sankofa has traveled to Senegal, West Africa and The Gambia to perfect the dance and drumming skills that are rehearsed relentlessly  - by members and a dedicated staff of professionals and volunteers.  These student/artists have made Sankofa one of Delaware’s most sought after performing arts groups. Sankofa presents more than 30 performances annually, and has performed for such important events as the annual Martin Luther King National Holiday Program, the Governor’s Inauguration, Delaware’s “Positively Dover” African American Festival, and Princeton University's International Graduation Ceremonies.  They also perform in public schools, libraries, parks, museums, churches and a variety of public venues. 


Welcoming participants from ages

8 to 18


Dedicating 6 hours of practice weekly


Learn African culture and history


Come prepared with

Breathable outfit

Water bottle


Fun energy

Willing to learn attitude