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COBA - Sankofa
COBA female performers dancing in traditional African costumes



COBA:SANKOFA

COBA infuses the wisdom of Sankofa in its teachings and performances. Sankofa is based on the Akan wisdom that one must consider the past while moving forward. Learn more about the definition of Sankofa.

COBA artistic co-founders BaKari E. Lindsay and Charmaine Headley founded COBA as a place for the African and Caribbean dance and drumming traditions to live on in Toronto, Canada, while infusing the rhythm-rich knowledge and wisdom upon new students of each craft. Click the images below to watch short videos from the COBA artistic co-founders about their mission and vision for the Collective of Black Artists and how the wisdom of Sankofa guides their work.



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BaKari E. Lindsay on Sankofa

Hear COBA artistic co-founder BaKari E. Lindsay speak about Sankofa and how it pertains to COBA.

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Charmaine Headley on Sankofa

COBA artistic co-founder Charmaine Headley speaks about Sankofa and how it pertains to COBA.
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BaKari E. Lindsay and Charmaine Headley on COBA and Sankofa

COBA artistic co-founders BaKari E. Lindsay and Charmaine Headley speak about how and why COBA was founded and the role Sankofa plays.


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