Drumming & Dance

by KoumanKe’le’ African Dance & Drum Ensemble

This performance, led by Christina Gerard of KoumanKe’le African Drum & Dance Ensemble, took place at the corner of Wilson and Andrews streets. Volunteers stopped street traffic as cars pulled to a stop and neighborhood residents stepped out to view the drumming and dance performance held at a historic street corner taking place on bricks that were laid down by the neighborhood’s original residents more than 100 years ago.

This recording was captured by filmmaker Yuneun Perez Vertti.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

KoumanKele African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a performance troupe that presents traditional West, South, and Congolese African Dance and culture.

Yunuen Perez Vertti is a documentary filmmaker who has worked with many non-profits around Houston. She has been working with VBB for the past three years and has documented VBB productions and created documentaries about the organization.

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