Family Fest Cirque Kalabanté - Afrique en Cirque

Presented by Baptist Health South Florida



May 7, 2022 at 1:30 PM


Knight Concert Hall

Run Time

75-90 minutes

Parental Guide

All ages

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.

To the melodious sound of the kora, artistic director and company founder Yamoussa Bangoura takes us to a place that radiates the diversity of traditional African arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.

Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Bangoura, a multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin who dreamed of founding a multidisciplinary circus school and forming his own company specializing in African arts. Kalabanté means “child go-getter, ambitious, with exceptional courage” in Susu. Kalabanté Productions aims to promote the artistic cultures of African and humanitarian projects while promoting cultural exchanges between Canada and Guinea. Kalabanté's highlighting of multiculturalism shows audiences that it is possible to be united in solidarity and to communicate and live together despite cultural differences.

Please consider bringing gently used baby books, first readers and picture books to The Children’s Trust Books for Free donation bin at Family Fest. Your books will help stock 70 Miami-Dade County bookshelves, providing every child who visits these shelves a free book.

Please Note: First-access passes expire 15 minutes prior to the performance. First-access passes must be obtained for every member of your party regardless of age. There is a limit of 6 passes per household. Guests will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.

Masks are welcome and encouraged; however, as of March 11, they are NOT REQUIRED for this production at the Arsht Center. We continue to maintain enhanced cleaning and air-filtration procedures for the well-being of all and encourage anyone feeling sick to stay home. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at


This performance has reached capacity.

Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.

"We want the audience to feel at home when they're watching us, regardless of the venue.”

Yamoussa Bangoura, founder and artistic director


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