Friday, November 09, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] African Dance & Music Tomorrow...

Dear African Dance & Music Community,

Tomorrow, Saturday November 10th
we have two wonderful opportunities to
experience the arts of Africa:

1 - Dance with master dancer, from Guinea, West Africa

Yalani Bangoura;  

It is not to be missed!

Saturday Nov 10th

4:30-6:00 pm, Fatou N'Diaye's Class,  $15

A special THANK YOU to Sister Fatou N'Diaye for generously donating her class space to host Yalani!!

Yalani Bangoura, is a master dancer, performer, choreographer, acrobat and teacher of the dances from Guinea, West Africa. Former choreographer for the legendary Les Ballets Africains of the Republic of Guinea, Yalani Bangoura is also known for his hip-hop dance. He is currently a member of Magbana Drum & Dance NYC, as well as the award-winning West African dance and drum company Les Merveilles de Guinea under the direction of Mr. Kemoko Sano.

Dance Complex  536 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 info: 617-304-4237


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 10:30pm-1:30am
@ The Middle East Corner, Central Square
472 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

BALLA TOUNKARA, singer / kora master, was born into one of the Mali's
most prestigious griot families. He studied the kora with his grandfathers,
master kora player Batouroue Sekou Kouyate and Samakou Tounkara.
Balla's deep devotion to Manding music and his mastery of the kora were
further expanded by his interest in Western music. Since moving to the USA
in 1996, he has collaborated with jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, R & B, Latin,
and reggae musicians while maintaining his connection to his Malian roots.
Balla's group, Groupe Spirit, has performed regularly in Boston and New York,
with forays across the border into Canada. They perform a spicy, eclectic blend of
African, Latin, funk, and blues that can electrify any audience

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