Céilí Afro Dabke
Céilí Afro Dabke is Ireland’s first world music céilí. It vibrantly mixes and merges African dance, traditional dabke dance from the Levant (Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon), old style Irish céilí dances and Ukrainian folk dance.
Established in 2018 as a way to bring people from all cultures together, Céilí Afro Dabke extends a warm invitation to everyone to meet and dance with your neighbours from around the world.
Céilí Afro Dabke is a core part of The Welcoming Project, a dance programme designed to foster cultural integration and social inclusion.
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What Next Festival, Limerick (2020)
Culture Night (2019)
KFest, Killorglin (2019)
Past events SUPPORTED BY
Kerry County Council, Creative Ireland, The Arts Council, Siamsa Tire, Backstage Theatre, Dance Limerick, Healthy Ireland, Presentation Primary Tralee, Respond, Mercy Mounthawk.
Director / Choreographer
Kristyn Fontanella, Ahmed Lulu, Tatiana Santos, Hannah Buckley and Róisín Ní Lúing and community casts from Ballybunnion and Tralee
Ieva Breen, Greta Curtin, Pádraig Enright, Brian Fleming, Teresa Galvin, Ted Moynihan, Mícheál Ó’Dubhghaill, Pádraig Ó’Dubhghaill, Martin Schärer, Birgit Tol.
Yershov Sisters and our Ukrainian community
Film / Video
Johnny White and Michael Kelly
Rory Kirby and Michael Kelly
Healthy Ireland, Kerry County Council, Arts Council, Creative Ireland, Respond, Presentation Primary, Mercy Mounthawk and NEWKD.