Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Benkadi Drum & Dance

Benkadi Drum & Dance is a Cambridge-based African dance company directed by Sory Diabate, a professional drummer and former dancer from Bamako, Mali and his wife Marianne Harkless, a professional dancer and dance teacher from Cambridge, MA. The group was formed in 2008 and has taught and performed at schools, colleges, festivals, community organizations, and for events around New England.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Marianne
Job Title/Position: 
Assistant Director
Physical Address: 
37 Porter Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Last Name: 
Harkless
Phone: 
857-615-8725

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2008
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
25
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
4
Maximum Number of Performers: 
12

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$400