The Taratibu Youth Association (TYA) is a sensational ensemble of young artists representing the performing arts of the African diaspora. With eclectic and diverse musical influences, they perform percussive dance styles from stepping to traditional South African Gumboot, modern dance to hip hop. TYA sings in Zulu and Sotho from South Africa, Kiswahili from Tanzania, Creole from Haiti, and Yoruba from Cuba. Their performances are educational and inspirational, telling stories of empowerment and cultural history. Learn a song in Zulu, steps from Taratibu; a Pan African drill or learn the history of ‘Ti Zwezo,’ the traditional song of Haiti.
The educational content in this show is recommended for Ages 5-16 (Kindergarten and up).
Note About Children under 2
Everyone must have a ticket to enter, including children under the age of 2. Please add the "Child Under 2" price type to your cart when completing your purchase.
If you are buying tickets for a group of 10 or more children, please contact us at 202-633-8700 for the group rate. We are not able to refund you if you purchase full-price tickets online.
Health & Safety for In-Person Performances
We are so excited to welcome audiences back to in-person performances! Before purchasing a ticket, please review our Health & Safety page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact us via phone or email and we will be happy to discuss them with you.
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