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Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents ” Drums & Dance Traditions from the Ivory Coast”


P.O. Box 49    ·    Yonkers, NY 10702    ·    Telephone: 914-375-3435

Celebrating the Performing Arts Since 1976

For Immediate Release                                        Contact:  Mary Hoar, President


 Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s World Fest 2018


Drums and Dance Traditions from the Ivory Coast

Performed by

Kotchegna Dance Company

7:30 p.m.    Saturday, August 18th 2018 at Historic Untermyer Park

The  Untermyer  Performing  Arts  Council  is  pleased to present  “Drums and Dance Traditions from the Ivory Coast” performed by the Kotchegna Dance Company on Saturday,  August  18th  at  7:30  p.m.  at Untermyer  Park.

The Kotchegna Dance Company will delight, teach, and inspire our audience with the joyful dances of the Ivory Coast! The colorful clothing, exuberant song, vibrant dancing, and the exciting rhythms of djembe and doundoun drums will sweep the audience into a powerful experience of West African village life, with dancing, a call-and-response, drum solos, and a finale that will not be forgotten.

This definitely is another “don’t miss” Untermyer Performing Arts Council World Fest evening under the stars!

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers.

Our events are admission free and open to the public.  Audience members must bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, as seating is not provided

In case of rain, call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line, 914-375-3435, after 2 p.m. the day of the performance for confirmation of the program’s location.  This year our rain site will be Saunders High School, 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers.

This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers.  The Empire City Casino, Senator Shelley Mayer, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and our many generous supporters provide additional support for our programs.

For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council at 914-375-3435.  For updates, visit our website at www.untermyer.com, Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/upac1976/, Twitter @UntermyerPAC, LinkedIn and Pinterest.