Soul In Motion African Dancers & Drummers

Soul In Motion African Dancers & Drummers


Soul In Motion is a high energy African Dance and Drum troupe founded in 1984, led by Choreographer Pam Rhone and percussionist/founder Michael Friend.


Soul In Motion was founded in 1984 by Percussionist Michael Friend. This energetic ensemble spotlights the beauty of the African-American/West African culture through Dance and Drum. Soul In Motion has toured the college circuit extensively and maintains a full performance schedule in and around the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


During a 13 year tour of colleges and universities, Soul In Motion recorded the music to our original production WE ARE AFRICA. The CD is self titled.

Set List

Our performances vary in length depending on the needs of the client (20 - 90 minutes). Presentations include choreography inspired by West African Influences: Mengheni, Lamban, Kou Kou, Kassa, Kakilambe, Doundounba, and Soli.