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What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 24 - 27
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Looking for some fun things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend? You're in luck because there are plenty of events, exhibits, shows and more going on throughout the region all weekend long! See ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 17 - 20
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is in full swing here in Columbia, SC and that means the entire region is packed with exciting things to do and see this weekend! Read on to find inspiration for your weekend plans, but also ...
Craft and Draft on Devine Street Adds a Unique Experience to Columbia, SC's Growing Beer Scene
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:37AM by Guest Blogger
This post was supplied by local blogger Nick McCormac. McCormac operates the popular site Drink.Blog.Repeat., which you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   There's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do July 10 – 13
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:27AM by Mary Elkin
This weekend is packed with entertainment for whatever your mood! Check out these 8 fun things to do in Columbia, SC, but be sure to visit our calendar of events for even more happenings in "The New Southern Hot Spot!"
2014 South Carolina State Fair Concerts: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n' Roll and More
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:37AM by Dayna Cantelmi
When the autumn air in Columbia, SC begins to smell like funnel cake and carnival lights can be seen from all directions, it can mean only one thing - the South Carolina State ...
Music Farm at the Roof, Columbia, SC's Newest Venue
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:42PM by Mary Elkin
Columbia, SC's newest venue, Music Farm at the Roof is opening its doors and setting the stage with shows slated to start this September. The highly anticipated, 1,200 capacity concert ...
Dinosaurs Take Over Columbia, SC: Three New Exhibits Feature Prehistoric Creatures
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:18AM by Renée Williamson
Columbia, SC has been invaded by dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs is at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center this weekend (July 4-6), while two dinosaur exhibits are ...
What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 3 - 6
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:24AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The 4th of July is this Friday and the long holiday weekend means there are a ton of fun things to do in Columbia, SC! Keep reading to find out about the patriotic happenings, a dinosaur ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do June 26 - 29
Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The Columbia region is heating up in more ways than one this weekend with a number of events and activities to keep everyone entertained during the long, summer days ahead! Read on for six ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 20 - 22
Posted on June 19, 2014 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With a number of events, shows, exhibits, sports and shopping going on, you're in for a bustling weekend in the Columbia region! Look below for 5 things to do, but be sure to also check out our ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 12 - 15
Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:34AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready for another jam-packed weekend in Columbia, SC! With a slew of concerts, events, exhibits and more going on throughout the entire region, there's no shortage of things to do. Read on for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 5 - 8
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:06AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Make the most of your weekend with all of the fun-filled events going on right here in Columbia, SC! Check out 5 things to do in "The New Southern Hot Spot" below, but also take a look at our ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 29 – June 1
Posted on May 28, 2014 at 1:44PM by Amanda Wynn
Use our list of five things to do to help you find the perfect ways to celebrate the weekend. Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events for even more happenings throughout the Columbia ...
What’s Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 22 – 26
Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:15AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Jump headfirst into all that's going on in Columbia, SC this holiday weekend! From music and plays to outdoor adventures and special Memorial Day events, we’ve got everything you need to make this ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 15 – 18
Posted on May 14, 2014 at 8:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Another weekend, another chance to enjoy the many offerings of Columbia, SC! As always, there are plenty of activities going on throughout the region this weekend, so scroll on through for ideas ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Artistic Hot Spot
Posted on May 11, 2014 at 4:00AM by Mary Elkin
As National Travel & Tourism Week comes to a close today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Game Day Hot Spot
Posted on May 10, 2014 at 3:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Romantic Hot Spot
Posted on May 9, 2014 at 5:30AM by Mary Elkin
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 8-11
Posted on May 8, 2014 at 7:28AM by Renée Williamson
Here's to the weekend! There are some famously hot events going on Thursday through Sunday in Columbia, SC, and we've got our top picks for fun in the Columbia region. Read through below, but be ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Military Hot Spot
Posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Southern Hot Spot
Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Kid-Friendly Hot Spot
Posted on May 6, 2014 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Culinary Hot Spot
Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Adventure Hot Spot
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:52PM by Mary Elkin
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Historic Hot Spot
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 7:35PM by Mary Elkin
We're kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week today (continuing through May 11) and encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 1 - 4
Posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:02AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With a wide array of events, concerts and full-on festivals on the books this weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and have some fun in the Columbia region! Read on for ...

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.

Performances
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.

Workshops
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.

Residencies
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.

Classes
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.

Lectures
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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