African Caravan

Traditional Music Society

Along with an introduction to the geography and sociology of West Africa, the ensemble shares with the older students the dances of two of Africa's greatest empires-Ghana and Mali. Centers of world trade from 235 AD to 1500 AD, these empires controlled world trade routes which included the cities of Cairo, Tunis, and Timbuktu.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at



Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Fees: $653 single, $994 double / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting by 11:00 AM

Program Length: 50 minutes

Teacher Guide: African Caravan TPG

Requirements: Wood floor or stage (24' x 28' preferred); dressing area--not restroom; PA system with minimum of three microphones (five preferred) on boom stands; large world map (or map of Africa); area should be clean and clear of students 30 minutes before performance. Note: If a wood floor is not available, program content is adjusted for lower impact dance styles. Teachers must be present at all times during performance.

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