Thursday, October 26, 2006

[Wadabo_updates] Good-bye to Fatou N'Diaye with Abdoulaye Sylla

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Dear African Dance and Drum Community,
Our mother and teacher,
Fatou N'Diaye
will be leaving us this Sunday, October 29th until March of 2007.

Although we will miss her dearly,
we are happy for her opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Mecca
and to spend the following months with her family in Europe and Senegal.
Fatou would like to thank everyone in the community who has supported her.
Please join us in saying "Bon Voyage" and to bless her travels and religious path.

Come to wish Fatou well at the master class
with Abdoulaye Sylla
teaching the exquisite dance arts of Guinea, West Africa
This Saturday, October 28th 4:30-6:00pm
At the Dance Complex, $12
with live drumming by master artists.

Don't worry, while Fatou is away we will have a series of master classes
taught by local and visiting dance masters.
You can look forward to up-coming classes with: Pape N'Diaye, Kissima Diabate, Sekou Sylla, Abdoulaye Sylla and many more gifted teachers!!

Abdoulaye Sylla was a principal dancer and percussionist with Les Ballets Africains, the national dance troupe of the Republic of Guinea, from 1989 to 1994 and a principal dancer, percussionist, and the director of technique for Les Merveilles D'Afrique, a private folkloric troupe which trains dancers for the national company, from 1986 through 1994. He has performed, toured, and taught traditional dance throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States.

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