Tuesday, February 12, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] DANCE This weekend - Sekou Sylla & Demba Sene

Dear African Dance & Music Community,

This weekend there will be two fantastic guest artist classes:
1 - Guinea dance with Sekou Sylla, Friday 7:30 YWCA
2 - Sabar dance with Demba Sene, Sunday 1:30 Dance Complex
1- Sekou Sylla, former member of Les Ballets Africains,
is teaching the dance arts of Guinea, West Africa
for Pape N'Diaye's Friday Djembe dance class
17 February - March 23
Every Friday evening, 7:30-9:00pm

$12, with LIVE music by master drummers
at the Cambridge YWCA,
7 Temple Street, Central Sq Cambridge
For schedule updates on this class visit www.wadabo.com

Sekou Sylla was a principle dancer, acrobat and musician with Les Ballet Africains, the National Dance Company of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, until he relocated to Massachusetts in 1996. Sekou has taught and performed all over the world including Africa, Australia, Europe, Spain, Korea, Finland, France, England, Mexico and North and South America and recently taught African dance in Brazil at Melé deBalé and at the Universidade Federal da Bahia. Sekou currently teaches at Mount Holyoke College and Greenfield Community College. For more information about Sekou and his work please visit www.Bamidele.com

2- Demba Sene, former member of Le Ballet National du Senegal,
will teach Sabar dance on Sundays (Pape N'Diaye's class)
February 17th - March 23rd
Every Sunday, 1:30-3:00pm

$12 per class, with LIVE music by master drummers
Class is held at The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave, Central Sq. Cambridge
For schedule updates on this class visit www.wadabo.com

Demba Djiby Ndalor Sene began studying Djembe dance in his home country of Senegal, West Africa at the age of eight. By 16 he was dancing with Goree Mon Historie, a professional company in Dakar, Senegal.  He spent three years as a lead dance for Le Ballet National du Senegal, touring internationally. Since coming to the United States Demba has taught, choreographed or performed with: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zanes Dance company (New York City), The Spielpalast Cabaret (Vermont and The Burlesque Festival in Brooklyn, NY), & Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater (Vermont). Demba has also taught workshops for various professional performing groups including Le Cirque du Soleil "O" Production in Las Vegas, Ron Brown Evidence Company in NYC, Djoniba Studios and Maimouna Kieta School of African Dance in NYC, Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater in Vermont,  & Goree Studios in Baltimore MD.

See you dancing,

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