Sunday, July 20, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] Classes & Shows 7/22 thru 7/26 - Adrienne Hawkins, SambaLolo, & more...

Dear African Dance & Music Community, 
Class updates and African Music and Dance performances
this week to keep you moving in the heat...

1 - Weekly Classes: Pape Sow teaches for Fatou N'Diaye 7/26

2 - Dance Shows:  Bass Line Motion - Adrienne Hawkins & Larry Rolland 7/22, Africa/NOW w/ Gregory Maqoma & Nora Chipaumire 7/25 & 26

3 - Music Shows: Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo LIVE 7/25


Guest teacher, Pape Sow, teaches Fatou N'Diaye's African Dance class July 19 - August 16
Saturdays, 4:30-6:00pm, 
$12 | The Dance Complex - 536 Mass Ave, Central Sq., Cambridge |

While Fatou travels in Senegal, guest teacher, Pape Sow will teach Saturday African dance class. Fatou's regular drummers will be there, including master drummer Samba Cisse and others. Fatou extends her thanks to the community for its continuing support.  


Adrienne Hawkins & Larry Rolland perform Bass Line Motion as part of the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park Concert Series at Franklin Park
Tuesday, July 22nd, 6:00pm | FREE, bring chairs and a picnic
 | Also featuring Wyatt Jackson's Liturgical Dance | The Playstead at Franklin Park, Dorchester, MA | 

Choreographer/dancer, Adrienne Hawkins, and musician/poet, Larry Rolland, perform a 45-minute "choreopoem" of colorful and soulful scenarios about the African-American experience. Using music, movement, and spoken word, Bass-Line Motion travels through the spiritual, historical and romantic aspect of the lives of people. 

Celebrate the legacy of Elma Lewis with FREE performances Franklin Park. Performances take place weather permitting at the Playstead, between the White Stadium and the back entrance of the zoo. Shows are for the whole family. 

Africa/NOW with Gregory Maqoma & Nora Chipaumire as part of Bates Dance Festival
Friday & Saturday, July 25th & 26th, 8pm | $20/$12 students & seniors | Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College, Lewiston, ME |

Continuing a tradition of presenting contemporary dance from around the world, "Africa/NOW" is a shared evening featuring provocative new works by South African choreographer, Gregory Maqoma, and Zimbabwean-born performer, Nora Chipaumire. 

Inside Dance: Understanding Contemporary Performance A pre-performance talk on Chipaumire and Maqoma's work with dance scholar, Joan Frosch. Complimentary coffee and sweets. Friday, July 25, Schaeffer Theatre, 7:15 p.m. Also, please join us for a post-performance discussion with the artists immediately following the Saturday concert.

A globetrotting phenomenon, Gregory Maqoma, is one of the most talented choreographers to emerge from the new generation of South African artists. He performs an excerpt from his compelling solo work, "Beautiful Me," -- created by and with choreographers Akram Khan, Faustin Linyekula and Vincent Sekwat Mantsoe -- the piece looks at the beauty of humanity. 

Nora Chipaumire is known for provocative and politically relevant multimedia dances that illuminate the struggles of human identity in an increasingly borderless world. She performs an excerpt from "Chimurenga," (struggle) a post revolution solo that uses movement, film, text and a sound installation, to describe the personal collective trauma of surviving war/revolution in Zimbabwe. (partial nudity) 


Friday, July 25th, 11pm | Matt Murphy's Pub - 14 Harvard St, Brookline 
| No cover, Food until 10pm |

Mark your calendars: 
Monday, August 4th - Bouba unplugged at Matt Murphy's
Wednesday, August 6th - Bouba & SambaLolo at Ryle's Jazz Club
Saturday, August 16th - Bouba & SambaLolo at Matt Murphy's 

SambaLolo, featuring Boubacar Diabate, West African Griot from Mali, combines traditional rhythms with modern influences to form a unique style of contemporary Malian Griot music. Singing in Bambara, Diabate tells stories of common shared human experiences such as of love, life and humanity. Through the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling, Diabate brings the audience on a musical journey that is embellished with accents of Jazz, Blues and Reggae. For more information about Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo visit: or

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