[/media-credit] Makomba Dance Group on stage at the Boulder Creek Festival
Those who attended the annual Boulder Creek Festival this past weekend — Boulder’s unofficial kickoff to summer — enjoyed a stellar performance from Ghanaian drum and dance ensemble, Mokomba.
The group, which showcased an energetic collection of music, song, and dance framed in colorful costuming, was part of a series of entertainment performances featured during the four-day festivities held in the town from May 24 to 27.
“We try to organize it such that many community groups are involved,” said Pasha Ripley, dance stage organizer for the Boulder Creek Festival.
Runners also gathered in Boulder for the town’s 35th annual BolderBoulder race on May 27. Allan Kiprono of Kenya was the first to finish the 10-kilometer race, which winds through the streets of Boulder and finishes at Folsom Field.
According to the Denver Post, “Kiprono’s strong finish led Kenya to the International Team Challenge title, ending Ethiopia’s six-year reign in the race.”