Wednesday, June 11, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] African Dance this summer... MA & beyond

Dear African Dance & Music Community,
Class updates, special workshops and African Music and Dance conferences
this summer to keep you moving in the heat...

1 - Weekly Classes: Lynx N'Diaye Cancellations

2 - Performance Workshop: Afro-Jazz Repertory w/ Marianne Harkless

3 - Camp Fareta African Dance & Music Fest. (CA): Registration open

4 - NDAJE African Dance & Music Conference (MA): Volunteers needed


Yengu Multi-Ethnic Dance Classes with Lynx N'Diaye - No classes in June & Resumes in July...
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm,
$12 | The Brookline Academy of Dance - 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline

Mamadou Lynx N'Diaye will be in Africa again for the month of June and part of July. Yengu Workshops will resume in July with further notice. Lynx extends his thanks to the community for its continuing support. 


A Performance Workshop with Marianne Harkless
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm |
June 24 - August 12 | Performance Saturday, August 16th, 6:30pm | The Dance Complex - 536 Mass. Ave. Central Sq. Cambridge |Contact Marianne at 617.838.2540

This workshop is designed for students who are interested in preparing a dance piece for performance. This is an opportunity to work on one piece of choreography and take is further than is normally done in class.  The entire class will be spent working on choreography. Afro-Jazz incorporates elements of West African, Afro-Brazilian, Caribbean, modern and jazz dance styles. We will work closely with the music to explore different rhythms and how to bring out accents in the movement. Please arrive warmed up and ready to dance. Fee for entire series and performance is $96.00.


Fareta African Dance & Music Festival
July 6th - 13th |
Camp Hye Sierra, Dunlap, Central California |
Contact or
Camp Fareta is a week-long residential workshop hosted by Youssouf Koumbassa, a master dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Guinea, West Africa, and featuring many other master dancers and drummers from Guinea, Mali, and Senegal. It is an immersion in West African drum and dance, held at a beautiful setting in the southern Sierras of California in early July.

There are
work-exchange opportunities, plus group rates if you get together a group of eight or more from your area, and you can pay by Paypal. Prices go up after June 23, so now is the time to register.  Check for all the details, including a registration form and lots of photos from the last two years. You can also email with questions. 


Volunteers Needed:
Classes June 26 - June 29, 2008 | 
Cambridge YWCA - 7 Temple Street Central Sq. Cambridge, MA| Concert & After Party - Saturday, June 28 | Festival info - | To volunteer contact Dionne at

The Ndaje Festival 2008 is just weeks away!  This festival is one of the hottest events of the summer! Help to make this event a success by becoming a volunteer.  As a courtesy for your service, you will receive from 1 to 2 free dance workshops, or a free concert, depending on your role.  We are searching for a total of 20 volunteers.  To receive a list of volunteer positions or to secure your position as a volunteer,  contact Dionne Thomas at

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