Friday, December 22, 2006

[Wadabo_updates] Sad News - Alexandria Ferdinand

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Dear African Dance & Drum Community,

It is with great sadness and heavy heart that I have to bear the news
that our friend, fellow dancer, amazing artist & blessed woman
Alexandria Ferdinand
passed away on Tuesday, December 19th
due to complications with an on-going heart condition.

This happened while she was doing what she did best:
teaching dance.

Her family is in need of our help!
They have set up the
Alexandria Ferdinand Memorial Fund
to help with the costs of the funeral. Any money given over those costs will be donated to a charity
that her family feels Alex would have supported. If you want to dontate contact:
Cambridge Teacher's Federal Credit Union
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
617.492.3212 tel.

The Wake is Friday, December 29th, 4pm-8pm
at Roger's funeral Home
380 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141
617.876.8964 tel.

The Funeral is Saturday, December 30th, at 9am
at St. John's Roman Catholic Church
2254 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA
617.547.4880 tel.

Both of these events are open to all in the miriad of communities
that Alex lived, worked and danced with who want to honor her.

If any more information surfaces about these or other events I will post another email.
Peace to all during the holidays, keep Alex and her family in your thoughts & prayers.


  1. Anonymous7:29 AM

    I am very sorry to hear about the death of Alex. She was a beautiful girl both inside. Her smile will be missed by her friends and family and even strangers that didn't know her.
    Our lost is God's gain of His newest Angel. God Bless you Alex!

    Keep dancing up there!

  2. Anonymous9:55 PM

    My god--I had no idea. Alex was such a beautiful soul. I am thankful to have been graced by her brief presence in my life and in the lives of others, too.