West African Drum and Dance troupe, "Fefafe" performs at the Opal Center

West African Drum & Dance troupe, "Fefafe" performs Saturday, February 21st at The Opal Center for Arts and Education in Cottage Grove at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Fefafe is an authentic, West African performance troupe which presents the traditional culture and sounds of Guinea, West Africa. The name, Fefafe, translates from their Susu language to “Something Good is Coming.”

After touring professionally around the world, these Guinean artists have recently settled in the Eugene area. Each member has diverse professional training and performance backgrounds in dance, percussion, balafon, and acrobatics, which greatly adds to their explosive, culturally rich performances.

The artists Alseny Yansane, Alya Sylla, Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Fode Ismael Sylla and Papa Yansane look forward to taking the stage on Saturday night with guest drummer, Talib Lamount.

Audience members can expect to be moved by the passionate percussion pieces, dynamic dance routines, beautiful balafon music as well as join in the fun during the audience participation segment at the end of the show. These dynamic performers are, indeed, keepers of their culture and are not to be missed!

The Opal Center for Arts and Education is Cottage Grove’s unique non-profit arts venue. The Center features performances in music, theater, literature, and film as well as student programs and classes for all ages.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 21 @ 8 pm. Doors @ 7:30 pm. TICKETS: $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets available until 5 pm day of show at www.opalcentercg.org or in Cottage Grove at Crafty Mercantile, 517 E Main Street or in Alseny Yansane's All-Levels Dance class Saturday from 11 am-12:30 pm at the WOW Hall,291 W. 8th Ave

INFO: www.opalcentercg.org