Thursday, May 18, 2006

[Wadabo_updates] Dance from Guinea - THIS WEEKEND!!

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A reminder for all of you fans of the dance and drum arts from Guinea, West Africa:

At The Dance Complex

West African Dance Workshop with Tenenfig Dioubate

Saturday, May 20th, 4:30-6:00pm, $15

Fatou N'Diaye is hosting Tenenfig for a spectacular class of dance from Guinea! 

Come and enjoy the dance arts of Guinea, West Africa with one of the best female teachers state-side. TENENFIG DIOUBATE was the lead dancer of the National Dance & Drum Troupe of the Republic of Guinea, LES BALLETS AFRICAINS de Guinea (West Africa). Les Ballets Africains has been considered the best African dance troupe of its kind in the world for more than 50 years. Class is open to all levels of dancers. Accompanied by live drumming by African drum masters. For more information on Tenenfig, see below. Call 617.388.0413, email or for info. A special thanks to Fatou N'Diaye for giving her class time to host this event with Tenenfig.

Guinea Connection Workshop with Aly Tatchol Camara

Sunday, May 21st, 1:00-3:00pm, $14

Last Guinea Connection workshop until September - Don't wait until the fall to experience dance with Aly Tatcol!

Get connected! The next Guinea Connection Workshops brought to you by West African Dance in Boston ( features one of your favorite Guinea dance teachers, Aly Tatchol Camara. EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF THE DANCE AND DRUM ARTS FROM GUINEA, WEST AFRICA IN A TWO-HOUR CLASS WITH ONE OF NEW ENGLAND'S MOST GIFTED TEACHERS! Expect a high-energy class geared to dancers of all levels. Class will start PROMPTLY AT 1:00PM. Accompanied by live drumming with master drummer, Lansana Toure, and other gifted drum artists from New Haven and Boston. Come and see why everyone has been raving about Aly Tatchol!! Call 617.388.0413, email or for info. For more information on Aly Tatchol, see below.

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Tenenfig Bio: In addition to her career with the world-renown Ballets Africains, Djeli Guinee Tenenfig Dioubate was the lead dancer of the Les Ballets Mervelles D'Afrique & the National Ballet Silinbo of Senegal. Djeli Guinee Tenenfig has toured throughout Africa, Europe and the United States of America, including performances at the Lincoln Center and the United Nations. She is a master teacher of traditional dance and rhythms. Tenenfig has conducted workshops across the United States at many institutions, universities, colleges, schools and community organizations. Tenenfig Dioubate is currently teaching Dance troupes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the largest African-American Dance & Drum Ensembles in the United States of America, the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. Tenenfig has also taught in Chicago, Illinois, New York City, New York and many cities in the United States of America.

Aly Tachol Bio: Aly Tatchol Camara began dancing and drumming at age 6 as part of traditional Kouffin village life in Guinea's Boffa region and went on to learn and teach the acrobatic street dances of Kamsar. In 1984 Aly was recruited on the street into the renown Les Ballet Dougouffissa dance company. Since then, Aly has performed around the world with Ballet Variety, Ballet Unite Africa and Les Ballets Bougarabou. In the US, Aly has taught at Barnice Johnson Cultural Arts Center and Fareta School of Dance in New York. He lives in New Haven, CT and teaches at the School of African Rhythm and at Yale University. He is the founder and artistic director of Kouffin Kanake Dance Company.

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