African circle sessions

Originally music and dance were part of community gatherings and celebrations, and in many African cultures they still are. Here in the west music and dance somehow got separated. They became different disciplines and art forms that we tend to present on a podium (to look at or to listen to).
In African Circle Sessions we gather with music and dance professionals in the circle to bring live music and dance back into the circle as a way to connect more deeply with ourselves, each other and spirit.

We are now planning new sessions. As soon as they are planned, we will send out an e-mail (give your email by clicking the STAY UPDATED-button on this page) and inform you on this webpage.

Welcome to join us!

This session

The last session was a shorter edition and was integrated in the Africa Safari event on

16 MARCH 2024 in Utrecht

This session was open for all ages and it was a joy to move together with people from 2 till 80 years old!

This session was guided by
Mieke Koldewee (voice & dance)
Amara Diabaté (kora & drums)
Daniel Okiror (Adeudeu)
Jeroen Wandemaker (percussie)
Ousmane Seye (drums)

14.00 – 14.30

time to come in

14:30 – 15:15

Musical & vocal
meditative improvisation
with traditional tone instruments

15:30 – 16:15

Circle dance and movement research, improvisation
with percussion

16:15-23:00 Move into the rest of the Africa Safari program
There’s a bar ánd lovely African food available

Presented by

Eeach session will be musically guided by a selection of musicians that are connected to African Circle Sessions. Here we present the artists that are connected to our initiative up till now.

Mieke Koldewee (dance & voice)

Amara Diabate (kora & drums)

Daniel Okiror (adungu & more)

Kodjo Agbodjalou (doundoun)

Jeroen Wandemaker (percussie)

Ousmane Seye (drums)

Israel Kalungi (drums & more)

Jotha (guitar & voice & bowls)


This time the African circle session is integrated in the Africa Safari event.
We want to be open for people with different financial situations. So different prices are offered.
With the support ticket you make it possible for people to join for the budget price or even for free. We trust you choose the price that fits your situation.

budget € 5,-
support € 20,07
social care € 0,-


Our base is at Danszaal Overvloed, Arkansasdreef 20 – 2A
3565 AR Utrecht