We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 PM for entertainment provided by Xalaat Africa Drum and Dance for Life Ltd (XADAD).

XADAD was founded in 2010 by Yaya Kambaye.  Their mission is to train youth for performance and competition in African-based dance and music.  XADAD is an award winning ensemble of students ages 14 – 19.

Yaya Kambaye – Founder/Musician is a native of Senegal, West Africa where he was reared in the tradition of dance and music.  He has traveled nationally and internationally as a master drummer and performer.  He is currently an accompanist for dance classes at Marquette University and Carroll University.

Roxy Kess – Director/Choreographer is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a master’s degree in dance and performance.  Ms. Kess has studied throughout the United States and travelled as a professional dancer.  She is currently on the dance faculty at Marquette University, Carroll University, and Milwaukee High School of the Arts.