Big World Fun: Le Ballet Dembaya

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:00am
Le Ballet Dembaya dancing and drumming
Le Ballet Dembaya group shot
Le Ballet Dembaya dancing and drumming

Ticket Information


Children 12 and younger: FREE
Adults: $5
Open Seating | Advanced reservations recommended
Parking: $5


African Dance and Drums

Le Ballet Dembaya will take you on journey to the country of Guinea on the western coast of Africa through their uplifting and energetic percussion and dance. Le Ballet Dembaya's Guinean rhythms and dance will put a smile on your face and will leave you with a feeling of joy the whole day long.

The Big World Fun family series takes place on Saturday mornings, June 30 - August 4, at 10:00 AM. These hour-long music and dance performances are for children ages 4 to 12 and their families.

Pre-show activities start @ 9:00 AM – Presented by Go As If, kids will make bows and bowties from traditional African wax fabric, inspired by filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu's concept of "AfroBubbleGum"  - African art that's vibrant, lighthearted and captures the full range of human experiences to tell the stories of Africa.

Nature in Your Backyard – Explore Los Angeles’ native wild animals, such as birds of prey, mammals, reptiles and amphibians along the Ford’s entryway gardens. Courtesy of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks & Recreation.

Discover more about West African culture and drumming with a customized book list created by the LA County Libary here!