TWDCC’s Diaspora Performance Project presents:

Join TWDCC at the MAH on First Friday February 7th as Diaspora Performance Project Artist, Mandjou Kone’, from both Mali and Burkina Faso, holds a FREE community class! Class will be held in the MAH’s Atrium between 6:30-8PM.


Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center’s (TWDCC) Diaspora Performance Project gives professional support to 5 selected cultural artists. Our program, launched in 2018, seeks to support our thriving community of Artists of the African Diaspora and provide opportunity for the development of new work, deep and meaningful connection to our community, and performance opportunity. TWDCC is pleased to collaborate with the MAH to link Diaspora Performance Project artists with the Santa Cruz Community through FREE classes and workshops throughout the year. To find out more on our DPP, visit us at

Diaspora Performance Project Artist, Mandjou Koné is a Griot from West Africa West Africa Mali and Burkina Faso. Mandjou is and Author, Singer songwriter, has been teaching West African days in the United States for over 20 years she has taught and Performed in various universities colleges all over United States.

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is a creative community hub in the center of downtown Santa Cruz, programming numerous events every week inside the MAH and Abbott Square, as well as hosting striking and thought provoking exhibitions. Come on down to the MAH every month on First Friday to enjoy the entire museum free of charge, and become a member so you can come anytime you like for a whole year. Visit to get involved.