In 2014, Soul In Motion, a non-profit performing arts organization based in Rockville, MD, celebrated their 30th Anniversary in the Arts. The gala performance featured 7 premiere African dance ensembles from Washington DC, Pittsburgh, & Atlanta, GA. The guest performers included Farafina Kan, The Taratibu Youth Association, The Finest ThunderKats, Coyaba Dance Ensemble, AnKaFo, Balafon Women’s Ensemble and Soul In Motion. History was made as this was the first time that these seven groups had the opportunity to perform on the stage. The gala event was directed by Michael Friend and Pam Lassiter. A special acknowledgement goes out to all the individual company members including: Sylvia Soumah, Mama Kaditou, Mahiri Keita, Mama Arla Scott, Karen Rawlings, Shay Sutton.