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Timbuktu Grooves Festival: Once the Dust Settles Flowers Bloom

September 29, 2023 · 8:00 pm · Matthews Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center

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Olivier Tarpaga‘s humanist piece Once the Dust Settles Flowers Bloom is the first of three concerts in the Timbuktu Grooves Festival celebrating the vibrant sounds and rhythms of the African continent and its diaspora. The piece sheds light on refugees of Burkina Faso and the Sahel region, who were displaced after fleeing from the shadow of jihadists. Seven dancers and five musicians from Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Benin, Morocco and France will channel the strength and beauty of this displaced population.

This performance will begin with a brief moderated conversation with Olivier Tarpaga.

The performance is in partnership with McCarter Theatre Center and Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival.

BONUS: Afrobeats After-Party! Join us for a post-show after-party at the McCarter Lobby, featuring drink specials, live DJ, and dancing!

Tickets*:  $25-$65 available at www.mccarter.org

*Princeton University Students can access FREE tickets with Passport to the Arts using code PUTIGER. Tickets must be booked ONLINE with student ID.

More Info on PU Student Tix: www.mccarter.org/tigertix

Princeton University Faculty & Staff get 20% off with code PUSTAFF24 (Zones B & C only)

Be sure to check out additional Timbuktu Grooves concerts here:

Timbuktu Grooves Festival: Fatoumata Diawara

Timbuktu Grooves Festival: Djandjoba

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