Benkadi  (which means « Coming Together Sweetly » in the Bamanankan language of Mali) is an eclectic group of artists and educators dedicated to performing, teaching and researching African dance and musical forms. Benkadi emerged in 2008 under the direction of Sory Diabate, a professional drummer from Bamako, Mali. The company is based in the Boston area and has performed at schools, camps, colleges, festivals, hospitals, parks, churches, and community centers.

Dedicated to community-based education and performance, the artists of Benkadi provide a wide range of programming for diverse audiences. Our mission is to provide quality performance and education in African and African-rooted dance and music.

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