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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 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Freeway Music Festival, Woodcreek Classic August 28 - 30
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend you can enjoy symphonic sounds or rock n' roll, watch a game of golf or just wear golf attire in Five Points or indulge in burgers and brews or boiled peanuts. Whatever your ...
Eight places celebrate 352 years of business in Columbia, SC
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 7:22AM by Kelsey Carmichael
The new and "tried and true" in Columbia, SC celebrated anniversaries over the past few weeks with a collective 352 years of business. No matter how old, each has unique qualities that give customers ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rise N' Slide, Latin Festival, Reggaetronic August 21 - 23
Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
School may be back in session, but summer isn't over yet! Spend your weekend soaking up the sun and spending time outdoors at various events around town. Keep reading for our roundup below and then ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, "Big City" August 14 - 16
Posted on August 14, 2015 at 7:27AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Soak up the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of summer this weekend! Visit an exhibit at one of our museums, listen to some live music at this year's Summer Concert Series finale or get wrapped up ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Soda City Market, Summer Sidewalk Sale August 7 - 9
Posted on August 6, 2015 at 1:26PM by Dayna Cantelmi
The school year is quickly approaching, so make the most of your remaining summer days! Check out the exhibits at our museums, go see a show or snag deals at the Summer Sidewalk Sale and fresh ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Summer Concert Series, DOKO Rodeo, Ratstafest July 31 - Aug. 2
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 6:48AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The summer days are not drifting away - they're just warming up! Enjoy the season and get outside in the sun and fresh air this weekend. Check out our roundup below and then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blaktastik, Blowfish Baseball July 24 - 26
Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's much to do both indoors and out this weekend! Read our roundup of weekend activities below for inspiration on how to either beat the heat or soak up the sun. Be sure to also check out ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Repticon July 17 - 19
Posted on July 16, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, live music and tomato bobbing await the whole family this weekend at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Read on for our roundup below or take a look at our calendar of ...

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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