Thiossane (pronounced cha- sahn) was formed with the express purpose of bringing authentic West African cultural representation to a variety of local, national, and international communities. Thiossane introduces the richness of West African culture through dance and music to create a space of learning and growth in traditional African culture.
Our purpose is to introduce, increase, and enhance cultural awareness to better understand and appreciate the richness of the African Diaspora.
Our mission is to preserve and present traditional West African dance, music and culture by providing authentic performances and detailed instruction; to perpetuate its significance to future generations; and to create a lifestyle of physical and mental wellness.
Our senior and junior companies are available for professional presentations, lectures and demonstrations, dance and drum workshops, educational programming, community collaborations, and university enrichment and consulting.