Nimbaya! beats the odds - and the drums
All-female group inspires, empowers through African dance
The swirl of color and rhythm; the layering of djembe drums with the kora lute and marimba-like balafon; story-telling theater that starts as gentle conversation and escalates into a dance party that pulls the audience out of their seats: Nimbaya!, the dance and drumming troupe from Guinea, delivers all you expect from a top-notch African dance event. Plus something more. In an unusual departure from tradition, Nimbaya! consists of only women. They come to the Sanders Theatre on Sunday afternoon.