Jiho Choi

M. Soledad Sklate interviewed student Jiho Choi, who came all the way from South Korea to study dance and quickly became part of the Cumbe family. Read all about how this house dancer came to love African dance! Article by M. Soledad Sklate. When I met Jiho after he had taken Ronald K. Brown’s Contemporary [...]

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Baba Wali

M. Soledad Sklate interviewed Obara Wali Rahman Ndiaye (Baba Wali), Director and Master Drummer of DrumSong African Ballet Theatre and one of a generation of pioneering African Americans who worked to promote and preserve African culture in the 1960s & 70s. Drumsong ABT hosts "Drums Into the Night," their first event in Brooklyn in over 20 years on Saturday, Feb. [...]


Meet the Founders

  Co-directors Jimena Martinez and Dominique Bravo, and artistic director Pat Hall sat down with M. Soledad Sklate to share the story of how Cumbe came to be, their vision for it, and their reflections on the studio's first year. Article by M. Soledad Sklate Q: Cumbe celebrated its first year anniversary during the month of [...]