Thursday, September 28, 2006

[Wadabo_updates] This Weekend - Marie Basse, Aly Diabate, Kissema Dioubate, classes & performances!

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Dear African Dance & Drum Community,

Once again we are blessed to have a ton of African Dance and Drum events this weekend!!

In this email:
1 - Kissema Dioubate Dance class - Thursday, September 28th
2 - An Evening of African Dance & Drum Performances at Cambridge YWCA - Friday, September 29th
3 - 2 Dance Classes with Marie Basse (Sabar & Djembe) - Saturday & Sunday, September 30th & October 1st
4 - 2 Dundun workshops with Aly Diabate - Saturday & Sunday, September 30th & October 1st


1 - Kissema Dioubate  - Dance Class
Master Dancer and Percussionist, Kissema Dioubate
will be teaching Lamine Toure's Sabar class
this Thursday, September 28th
6:30-8:00pm, $12

At The Dance Complex

536 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge
Visit for more information on Kissema.

2 - An Evening of African Dance & Drum Performances
African Evening at the YWCA - Featuring Rhythms from West Africa and Brazil, with:
Moussa Traore , performing with his drum students and his band Timinandi
Sory Diabate, Aly Diabate and Pape N'Diaye
Capoeira group Mestre Chuvisco

Friday, September 29th, at 8pm
At the Cambridge YWCA
7 Temple Street, Central Square, Cambridge

Email ( for more information.

3 - Marie Basse - Dance classes (Sabar & Djembe)
Master Dancer and Teahcer Exraordinaire, Marie Basse Wiles
Will teach two master classes in Sengalese Dance:

Saturday, September 30th, 4:30-6:00pm, $12
(Fatou N'Diaye's class)
Master Class in Sengalese Sabar Dance

Sunday, October 1st, 1:30-3:00pm, $12
Master Class in Senegalese Djembe Dance

Both classes are open to all levels and are accomapanied by live drumming.
At The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge
online at
For more information on Marie Basse please visit

Thank you to both Fatou N'Diaye and Pape N'Diaye for facilitating these special workshops.

4 - Aly Diabate - Dundun workshops
Saturday & Sunday, September 30th & October 1st,

Aly Diabate will be in Boston next weekend (September 30th)
and will have two nice, long dundun workshops,
chock full of the best of the best,..Guinea Dundun!
Together with Moussa Traore's djembe classes,
plan for a fun day on this weekend (September 30th and October 1st).

Call Mateja at 617-510-1489 or email ( for more info. Don't miss it.

The classes/workshops will be at Davis Sq. Somerville, next to the Diesel cafe.
If we have more than 12 people we will most likely move it somewhere else
so please do let me know if you are planning to come.

Peace to All and See you all this weekend!

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