Friday, December 21, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] African Dance & Music THIS WEEKEND!

Dear African Dance & Music Community,

If you are in Boston this weekend, you are in luck!
There are plenty of chances for you to get your groove on
with African music & dance...
1 - Coure N'Diaye teaches class Sat 12/22 & Sun 12/23
2 - Jean Appolon teaches class Sat 12/22 & Sun 12/23
3 - Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo plays Saturday night @ Matt Murphy's

1 - Master dancer & choreographer from Senegal,
Coura N'Diaye
will teach this weekend, 12/21 & 22
Saturday (for Mama Fatou) 4:30-6pm
& Sunday (for Pape N'Diaye) 1:30-3pm

Price: $15
@ the Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave, Central Sq, Cambridge.
BIO: Coura N'Diaye was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal. As a child Coura enjoyed dancing and it was no surprise when she received a more formal education from Mansa Gueye, director of the National Ballet of Senegal. After arriving in the United States, she formed Sunugal Ballet in 1998 to promote and perform Senegalese dance in the Bay Area. A small subset of Sunugal Ballet performed in People Like Me 2002: Face to Face! She has performed in numerous venues and festivals internationally, including the 2001 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the 1999 Juneteenth Festival in Oakland, and the Santa Cruz Ethnic Arts Showcase. She has also collaborated with other Senegalese performers, including international acclaimed singer, Youssou N'Dour, in addition to other performers residing in the U.S., to produce the Keur Khaley Cultural Dance Concert in Oakland, CA. in 2000 and 2001.

2 - Jean Appolon WILL teach both of his classes this weekend:

Saturday, 12/21 Haitian Dance 1:30-3pm
Sunday, 12/22 Modern Technique 11am-12:30pm

Both of these classes will be
canceled the following weekend
12/29 & 30 - NO CLASSES

At the Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave Central Sq Cambridge

3 - SambaLolo plays live on Saturday Night

Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo
live in Brookline THIS weekend!!


No cover, music starts @ 10pm, food served until 10pm.
Matt Murphy's Pub is located at 14 Harvard Street,
Brookline Village, Brookline MA.

About Samba Lolo:

Samba Lolo featuring Boubacar Diabate, West African Griot Music from Mali, combined traditional rhythms with modern influences to create a unique style of contemporary Malian Griot music. Singing in Bambara, Boubacar and Samba Lolo create a performance that spans the full spectrum of Traditional to Contemporary Malian music. Bouba sings of a common shared experience of love, life and humanity, giving all an opportunity to hear the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling through song intermingled with the musicals accents of Jazz n' Blues and Reggae. For more information about Samba Lolo visit

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