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'The Madness of the Elephant' uses music and dance to chart Guinea's political history

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'Elephant' in the room: Duniya Dance and Drum Company

As is wont in much of West African culture, a djeli (a storyteller), accompanied by the balafon (a wooden xylophone) will provide the through line for Madness' musical, dramatic, and choreographed sequences. Sighs Singh, "That has been the hardest part of this project — trying to hold all these wonderful artists together in one place."

"THE MADNESS OF THE ELEPHANT"

Fri/5-Sat/6, 8pm, $15-30

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Kanbar Hall, 3200 California, SF

www.jccsf.org/arts

 

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