Wednesday, December 06, 2006

[Wadabo_updates] Cape Verdean Dance

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Dear African Dance  & Drum Community,
In the next few emails are several opportunties to study and witness dance and music from the African Diaspora.

1 - Cape Verdean Music & Dance

*       Cape Verdean Music and Dance Workshop Demonstration       *
*                     featuring *** LURA! ***                     *
*             Tuesday, December 12th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM              *
* Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA *

This workshop demonstration will feature Lura, one of Cape Verde's most
famous singer-dancers, and her spectacular band of legendary Cape
Verdean musicians.  Lura's distinctly Cape Verdean style ranges from ballads to
batuku, a traditional women's genre, to funana, an energizing dance
gaining in popularity throughout West Africa.  After the demonstration,
join members of the local Cape Verdean community for Cape Verdean
refreshments and discussion.  If you have an interest in music, dance,
the African diaspora, the Lusophone world, or community outreach, this
event is for you!

This event is free and open to the general public.  Sponsors: the
Department of African and African American Studies, the Harvard African
Students Association, and the Cape Verdean Creole Institute.

Contact: Carla Martin,

More information about Lura:

Boston Globe review:


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