Powerful! describes the magnificent experience of seeing the elephant women of GIWAYEN MATA on stage playing instruments once held sacred only for initiated priests. Continuing the rich tradition of African drumming and African dance, GIWAYEN MATA articulates traditional West African rhythms on djembe, sangban, kenkeni, dununba drums and sekere. To the delight of our audiences and the pleasure of our ancestors we perform a repertoire filled with original and inspired works. Enjoy all thisas you explore GIWAYEN MATA.

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 Back by Popular Demand, the ladies that ushered in DanceAfrica Atlanta 2013, have now brought to you their breath taking tribute to women, in a way that no one else does. A sold out crowd witnessed “This Mother’s Daughter” with their family and friends making Mother’s Day 2014 one to cherish and hold dear. 


On May 11, 2014 audiences experienced decades of GIWAYEN MATA’s transformative creativity in her original work Evolution at the Southwest Arts Center in This Mother’s Daughter. The AJC review says it all.



GIWAYEN MATA’s 2014-2015 dance classses are here! On Sundays from 3-4:30 pm, come to Dance 411 @ 475 Moreland Avenue 30316  on . On Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm, come to Dance, Fight, Play @ 749 Moreland Avenue 30316. Both venues will give you the African dance experience of a lifetime.  Get details on our Classes page!



Speak Sistah Speak, Preserving A Legacy is a herstorical account of GIWAYEN MATA’S 20 years poetically and insightfully portrayed in fine photography and eloquent words of wisdom from the family of GIWAYEN MATA.

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Oct 26, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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