Thursday, August 03, 2006

[Wadabo_updates] Reminder - Fatou Benefit SHOW and WORKSHOPS this weekend!

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Saturday, August 5th  8 pm (Show)
Sunday, August 6th 12 noon - 5 pm (Workshops)
Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave,  Cambridge, MA

Fatou N'Diaye - our elder, our long-time teacher, our friend - needs our help! Fatou injured her shoulder while at home in Senegal. She has undergone surgery and taken time off from her day job and from her dance teaching. Fatou has been a key figure in the West African dance community in Boston, and has been instrumental in keeping it going and supporting new teachers and students in their journeys.

Please come out to enjoy a wonderful evening of dance, drum and song, and help Fatou get back on her feet!

BENEFIT SHOW - Sat, August 5th
PERFORMANCES by Master Dancers and Drummers from: (partial list below)
SENEGAL: Pape N'Diaye, Marie Basse, Lynx N'Diaye, Tenefig Diabate, Moussa Diabate, Lamine Toure
MALI: Issa Coulibaly, Sori Diabate and more!
GUINEA: Abdoulaye Sylla, Lansana Toure and more!        
HAITI: Jean Appolon
USA: New Works/World Traditions from Brown University

And of course performances from Silimbo and special guests!!!

Raffle: prizes include jewelry, clothing, CDs, fabric and more! (donations gratefully accepted)
Raffle Tickets are $2/ticket or 3 tickets for $5, and are available now!

SHOW TICKETS available at the door, starting at 7.30 pm the night of the show
Suggested MINIMUM donation of $15/person ($10 for students/seniors/children)

Dance Complex  536 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA on the Red Line T  directions at

On Sunday August 6th, enjoy three West African dance classes back-to-back-to-back
All classes will have live percussion, open to all levels, $12/class minimum donation

ABDOULAYE SYLLA - Djembe dance (Guinea)

MARIE BASSE - Djembe dance (Senegal)


ALSO - Saturday, August 5th,
Tenefig Diabate will teach Fatou's class at the Dance Complex from 4.30 - 6 pm

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