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What's Hot This Weekend: Main Street Ice, SC vs. Clemson, Holiday Lights on the River Nov. 27 - 29
Posted on November 24, 2015 at 1:23PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be thankful for time spent with family and friends this weekend whether it's at the South Carolina vs. Clemson game, one of our world-class museums or supporting local shops for Small Business ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Oyster Festival, Lights Before Christmas, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Posted on November 19, 2015 at 1:09PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From eating your fill of fresh oysters and brisket to cheering on the Gamecocks and beginning to deck the halls with boughs of holly, there's a wide array of fun events happening this weekend. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, SC Gamecocks Football, Rocking 4 Relief Nov. 13 - 15
Posted on November 13, 2015 at 8:19AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's a noticeable fall crisp in the air and we have plenty of famously hot events, exhibits and things to do going on this weekend. Read through our roundup below, then refer to ...
2015 Guide to Columbia, SC's Holiday Events: Santa, Holiday Lights, Performances, Parties and More
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 3:49PM by Renée Williamson
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've got a must-do list of Christmas and holiday events in Columbia, SC to get you in the yuletide spirit! Whether catching a show, seeing ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the region's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Repticon, “Columbia Winter JazzFest,” Storybook Ball Nov. 6 – 8
Posted on November 6, 2015 at 7:20AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get swept up in the fun as exotic animals, comedians and fairy tale creatures take over this weekend. Read our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks and Treats, SwampFest, Soda City Oktoberfest Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
Posted on October 29, 2015 at 5:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From Halloween festivities to SwampFest, OktoberFest and the Korean Festival, this weekend is packed with exciting events. Check out our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of eventsfor ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Palmetto Peanut Boil, SC Pride Festival, JerryFest Oct. 23 - 25
Posted on October 21, 2015 at 11:35AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Whether spending time with friends and family at a local festival, shopping for goods at Soda City market, checking out a concert or enjoying the sights and frights of Halloween, there's something ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Boo at the Zoo, Georgia O'Keeffe, SC State Fair Oct. 16 - 18
Posted on October 15, 2015 at 6:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's true when they say you can't keep a good town down! This weekend is packed with events, exhibits, festivals and more as the community bands together to rebuild and work toward normalcy ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blonde Redhead, Soda City Comic Con Oct. 2 - 4
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 11:23AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and Halloween frights to exhibits and on-stage delights, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue reading for our roundup below, then go through our calendar of ...
What To Do in Columbia, MO This Game Day Weekend
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 9:18AM by Guest Blogger
      We're so excited to have some fellow ‘Columbians' visiting this weekend! You may be coming for the game but we hope you'll take some extra time to explore our town and get ...
Top Concerts in Columbia, SC through December
Posted on September 29, 2015 at 6:16AM by Kelsey Carmichael
The fall and winter in Columbia, SC are hot with concerts! From major headliners to regional or tribute bands, this lineup is sure to get your feet dancing and your heads rocking. Ready to catch a ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Julius Caesar, SC Gamecocks Football, Irmo Okra Strut Sept. 25 – 27
Posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:13AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The weather may be getting cooler, but there's still a bunch of famously hot things to do this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Fall Festival, Jubilee: Festival of Heritage, Oktoberfest Sept. 18 - 20
Posted on September 16, 2015 at 1:49PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia is full to bursting with festivals, concerts, plays, new exhibits and more this weekend. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and jump right in to all that's happening around the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC Gamecocks Football, From Marilyn to Mao Sept. 11 - 13
Posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:34AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There are exhibits, events, concerts and games galore this weekend, so get out and enjoy them! Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Year of the Shag Celebration, Labor Day Festival & Parade Sept. 4 - 7
Posted on September 4, 2015 at 8:50AM by Kelsey Carmichael
Fill up your Labor Day Weekend with events to make it feel like fall! From football to shag lessons, to Labor Day celebrations, you will have no trouble keeping busy this holiday weekend. Don't be ...

Borenya West African Drum and Dance

Our Mission
~ To provide artists with an opportunity to perform professionally
~ To bring the traditional music and dance of West Africa to our community and beyond
~ To educate children and adults about West African musical traditions and the culture from which they emerge
~ To preserve the traditional music of West Africa in its purest forms for future generations
~ To expand the artistic menu of our community to include West African musical arts
~ To share the joy, power and energy generated by West African music with audiences everywhere.

The performances of Borenya are breathtaking explosions of high energy and visually spectacular drumming, singing and dancing. Borenya offers both condensed and full-length performances for small and large venues. The company is available for bookings throughout the year. Please contact us about scheduling a performance for your theater, school, community center, festival, or celebration.

We offer Drum and Dance workshops for a wide range of participants including children, adults, aspiring musicians and professional artists. Contact us for more information.

Workshop Intensive
Borenya offers extended workshops for those wishing to offer their communities immersion into the music and dance of West Africa. We bring artists who come from West Africa to your community for several days of music and dance instruction. Please contact us to arrange a Workshop Intensive in your area.

We offer hands-on drumming and dance experiences for students for an extended period of time. Our residency programs serve students in grades K-12 as well as college level. Contact us about our drum and dance residency programs.

We offer ongoing classes in both drumming and dance. Classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced level instruction. Private lessons are also available upon request. Please contact us at 937-287-6044 for class schedule information.

We offer lectures on West African musical traditions. The lectures address the strong connection between the region’s music and dance and the culture in which those musical traditions are celebrated. Contact us for more information on our lecture programs.

Borenya is a member of the SC Multicultural Arts Center, whose mission is to promote multicultural dance, music, and the visual and literary arts, through creation of new work, performance, and teaching.


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