GIWAYEN MATA is the award-winning, dynamic, soul-stirring, all-sistah, dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble that celebrates the richness of traditional Afrika by exhibiting its exemplary art forms. The ensemble performs traditional, contemporary and original pieces that address issues pertaining to people of color, women, and the environment.
Hailing from the US, Haiti, Senegal, and Ghana, GIWAYEN MATA represents women of international origins at various stages of womanhood. Collectively, they share more than 50 years of experience in modern, jazz, ballet, contemporary, Afrikan, Afrikan-American, and Caribbean dance forms, and sign language. Their backgrounds reflect multidisciplinary experiences as dancers, percussionists, choreographers, vocalists, thespians, poets, academicians, and lyricists. As women of color GIWAYEN MATA represents the groups of people from whom the art forms originated.
This performance will be presented for free in Jess Lucas Park thanks to the generous support of the City of Hapeville.
Jess Lucas Park
Tambra Omiyale Harris