Amazigh (Berber) Cultural Festival

Lecture, dance/drum workshop, traditional and contemporary North African music, food, and more!

Saturday, July 23, 2005
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


12:30 - 1:15  Lecture:
Guest speaker - North African anthropologist Helene Hagan, whose work focuses on the Amazigh (Berber) cultures of her native land of Morocco.  She will provide a visual presentation.  For more info, visit

1:30 - 2:45  Dance/Drum Workshop:
Dance hosted by multi-talented and acclaimed dancer of the sub-Saharan quarter of Rabat, Morocco, "Hassania."  For more info, visit

Drum workshop hosted by the members of North African music ensemble, AZA.  Visit for more info.

12:30 - 3:30  Courtyard import sale, henna artist, audience participation

8:00 - 10:00 PM  Music Concert:
Enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary North African Sounds of AZA, experience the tradition of "Aswal" Amazigh (Berber) tea time.  Moroccan pastries will be available.

This event was made possible by a grant from the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz Co.

Special Instructions

Concert Tickets/Info: Rhythm Fusion - 831-423-2048; Artforms - 831-425-2787; Art Tribes - 831-818-1842

Cost : Lecture/workshop tickets $10; Music Concert tickets: advance tickets $16; at the door $18

For more information please contact:

Amazigh (Berber) Cultural FestivalTel: 831-427-2227; 831-423-2048; 831-425-2787; 831-818-1842

Sponsor(s): , Cultural Council of Santa Cruz Co. Information on non-JSCASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.