“The Goddess Zaouli” comes to Mechanics Hall
This mythical African story will be performed by Afrikylolo, an African dance troupe which headquarter is based out of St Louis, MO. This will be Afrikylolo’s first visit to New England. This group has performed regularly to sold-out audiences in North America. For more information, please see their webpage at afrikylolo.com/
On Saturday, April 3rd 2010, Afrikylolo will perform its most popular show:
“The Goddess, Zaouli Dance”
Live in Performance
The Goddess Zaouli is a treasured mythical African story about love, jealousy, redemption and compassion.
Zaouli Dj’la Lou is a goddess who comes of age and becomes eligible for marriage. Her father, the Lion, deems only the Bird and the Serpent worthy of her hand in marriage and organizes a race to decide which one will win her.
Rather than rushing to Zaouli after completing the difficult two-day race, the Bird and Serpent seek immediate food and water, ignoring Zaouli and the true intention of the race.
Witnessing her suitors’ selfishness, Zaouli flees into the forest, suffering from a broken heart. Rather than help Zaouli in her time of need, her friend leaves her to die because of her life-long jealousy of the goddess.
Although Zaouli dies in the forest, her spirit returns to her father and disloyal friend, revealing compassion and love rather than hatred and revenge.
Afrykilolo truly brings The Goddess, Zaloui to life on the stage with intense and spell-binding choreography, brilliant costumes from African countries such as Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and South Africa and the accompaniment of outstanding and energetic African drumming.
This dance in performance is a captivating journey into African culture and art, providing the audience with an amazing and authentic African experience…
Mechanics Hall: 508-752-5653
Tropical Garden: 508-926-8787
RI: Kara Varieties 401-453-3400
CT: Lories Braiding: 860-953-5838
NY: Zoodo Night Club: 646-624-8752
Event Hotel Venue:
Hampton Inn Worcester
110 Summer St.
Please use link to get company discount or call in with reference: TJGE/AF/SAT4/3