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Giwayen Mata African Dancers to lecture, perform

2/17/2017, 6 a.m.
The award-winning all-female Giwayen Mata African Dancers will lecture about Africa and the Diaspora and perform on Feb. 25 at ...
The award-winning all-female Giwayen Mata African Dancers will lecture about Africa and the Diaspora and perform on Feb. 25 at the Scott Candler Library in Decatur.

The award-winning all-female Giwayen Mata African Dancers will lecture about Africa and the Diaspora and perform on Feb. 25 at the Scott Candler Library in Decatur.

The program begins at 3 p.m. and is suitable for all ages.

The lecture-demonstration includes a compilation of songs, rhythms, dances, and storytelling along with detailed live narration and audience participation.

Funding is provided by DeKalb Library Foundation.

The colorful dance, percussion and vocal ensemble celebrates the richness of traditional Africa by exhibiting its exemplary art forms. It performs traditional, contemporary and original pieces that address issues pertaining to people of color, women, and the environment.

The library is at 1917 Candler Road. For more information, call 404-286-6986.