Powerful! describes the magnificent experience of seeing the elephant women of GIWAYEN MATA on stage playing instruments once held sacred only for initiated priests. Continuing the rich tradition of African drumming and African dance, GIWAYEN MATA articulates traditional West African rhythms on djembe, sangban, kenkeni, dununba drums and sekere. To the delight of our audiences and the pleasure of our ancestors we perform a repertoire filled with original and inspired works. Enjoy all thisas you explore GIWAYEN MATA.
Back by Popular Demand, the ladies that ushered in DanceAfrica Atlanta 2013, have now brought to you their breath taking tribute to women, in a way that no one else does. A sold out crowd witnessed “This Mother’s Daughter” with their family and friends making Mother’s Day 2014 one to cherish and hold dear.
On May 11, 2014 audiences experienced decades of GIWAYEN MATA’s transformative creativity in her original work Evolution at the Southwest Arts Center in This Mother’s Daughter. The AJC review says it all.