Tuesday, May 29, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] Lamine Toure 5/31, Beat Tree 6/1-3

Dear African Dance and Drum Community,
This week there are wonderful opportunities for
everyone to come out and support local artists
performing the dance and music arts of
Africa, the Diaspora & beyond...

1 - Thursday 5/31 - Lamine Toure & Gorup Saloum @ Lizard Lounge
2 - Fri, Sat, & Sun 6/1-3 - Beat Tree THREEE @ Dance Complex

THURSDAY, MAY 31 at 9:30 pm
at the LIZARD LOUNGE  1667 Mass. Ave in Cambridge

between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq, $10 COVER

Group Saloum is: Lamine Toure (sabar and lead vocals), Paa Seck
(sabar), Moha Seck (sabar), Michael Lewis (drums), Raja Kassis (lead guitar),
Akili Jamal Haynes (trumpet, percussion and backing vocals), Walid
Zairi (bass), Ben Ricker (keyboards), Kimani Lumsden (percussion), Josiah
Woodson (trumpet, flute and guitar), Iginaijah Maxwell (backing vocals),
John Vanderpool (sax) and Sarah Privler (trombone).

For more info, visit www.laminetoure.com or www.myspace.com/groupsaloum

2 - Beat Tree Dance presents THREEE
June 1st, 2nd & 3rd, Friday & Saturday at 8pm,
Sunday at 7pm
At The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, Central Sq., Cambridge

Beat Tree Dance presents THREEE, dance from all branches of the beat tree;
featuring new choreography from Venise Battle, Widmine Remy, Marianne Harkless,
Baindu Coomber, Heather Bryce, and Alissa Wilson.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $13.50 at the door, or 2 for $25. Call (617) 750-5931 for
advance tickets or for more information email beattreeconcert@yahoo.com.
Beat Tree Dance, a diverse collaboration between choreographers and dancers,
recognize African dance as the mother and roots of all dance and create new
vocabularies that incorporates elements of contemporary and traditional dance styles
- West African, Hip-hop, Orisha dance, Jazz and Modern. Beat Tree's choreographers
combine their movement with spoken word and live drumming to create a unique theatrical
experience. The choreography and prose of Beat Tree speaks directly to our African
Diaspora cultural history and our immediate experiences.

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