www.AADDF.org - Your source for quality African dance and drum programming


Welcome to the homepage for the Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival. We were not able to host our event in 2020. We look forward to sharing our plans for 2021.

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Live in or visiting Atlanta? Some outdoor classes are coming soon. Join our mailing list for more details.

Join us for a weekend of dance and drum from Guinea, Mali, Senegambia, the Ivory Coast and the Diaspora. View our schedule to see when your favorites are teaching!

In its continued effort to promote the art, culture and traditions of Africa, the Afrikan Djeli Cultural Institute is pleased to present the Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival, which features a diverse range of music and movement workshops, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, Children’s Camp and finale concert. 


The premiere  festival in the region, The Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival features some of African dances most sought after instructors, teaching an engaging lineup of dances from West Africa, Cuba, North Africa and more.