Beats for Education 2018 will take place at Cafe CODA, 1224 Williamson St., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 8-11:30 p.m.

Beats for Education is an annual fundraiser for the Fansiga Village School in Guinea, West Africa, organized by Griot and Master Drummer Mandjou Mara. This year it will be a two-night community celebration of music and dance from West Africa and the diaspora.

Mandjou Mara & Kikeh Mato
Los Chechos
Tani Diakite

The fundraiser is organized by Mandjou Mara and Maya Kadakia of Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble. Mandjou Mara is a master drummer and griot from Guinea who now lives and teaches in Madison.