Afrique en Cirque Brings Acrobats, Dance & Authentic Music of Guinea to the Weinberg Center

FREDERICK, Md. - April 4, 2022 - PRLog -- Combining theatre, dance, music, and astonishing acrobatic feats, the high-flying Afrique en Cirque by Cirque Kalabanté comes to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and military, and $15 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street.

Afrique en Cirque is a highly colorful creation featuring a handful of amazing acrobats, and musicians from Cirque Kalabanté, performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea. Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, a multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin. Bangoura's long-term dream was the founding of a school of circus arts and to direct his own multidisciplinary company specializing in the African arts. As the company director he develops his own shows, which over the past several years have been increasingly gathering attention and recognition in the Quebec circus arts community and worldwide. In 2018, Kalabanté opened their own studio and school in Montreal, where there are continuous classes offered in African dance, cirque, and drumming. Kalabanté Productions also assists with the humanitarian mission to help the Guinean community, from which Bangoura and many of his company members hail.

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2021-22 season can be found at

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region's premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick Maryland, the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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