Thursday, April 30, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Benefit African dance classes for Mama Fatou N'Diaye

Greetings Dance Community,

Mama Fatou N'Diaye needs your help. She is about to undergo surgery on
her shoulder and she recently lost her job. This Saturday and every
Saturday until she recovers, the National Ballet of Senegal's Pape
N'Diaye will be teaching her African dance class from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA. All proceeds from these classes
will go towards helping Mama Fatou during this very trying time.

Please come out and support these classes, and support our very dear
friend at the same time. See you on the dance floor!

African Dance Class
Saturdays, 4:30-6pm
Fee $12

Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Monday, April 27, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Fatou N'Diaye Needs Your Help

All - 
It is clear that this economy is affecting all of us in big and small ways. Our own Fatou N'Diaye ("Mama Fatou" to many of us), is being deeply affected. She is facing another surgery on her shoulder next week, and has also lost her job (as have her two sons) at the hospital she's been working at. Facing surgery and recovery and mounting bills, she needs your thoughts, prayers, and love.

If you can spare a little bit to help her pay basic expenses, please send checks to:
Fatou N'Diaye
43 Nazing Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Any amount is appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Dance for Haiti & Lydia Art Fair - Both this weekend in Cambridge!

1 - "Dance for Haiti"  class to benefit JANBE Dance Institute of Haiti - Saturday, April 25

2 - Lydia Fair 2009 "Rescue" Art Fair & performances - Sat & Sun April 25 & 26


1 - Dance class to benefit JANBE Dance Institute of Haiti

Jean Appolon's Haitian Dance Class
Saturday, April 25th

At the Dance Complex - 536 Mass Ave, Central Sq, Cambridge
A donation of $5 will be asked of all class participants

Come out and dance for a great cause! Proceeds from Jean Appolon's Haitian dance class this Saturday will go to support the JANBE Dance Institute. Co-founded by Jean Appolon and Nailah Bellinger, the JANBE Dance Insittue teaches a vigorous summer dance program in Haiti free to under-priviaged young dancers.

For more information or to donate to JANBE call 917.346.5564


2 - Lydia Fair 2009 - Rescue!

A multidisciplinary art happening which features the work of more than 60 visual artists, artisans, writers, musicians and performers;
Where art, faith, commerce and compassion party together!

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26
Proceeds to benefit Rebuild Africa & Love 146
170 Rindge Ave, Cambridge, MA

Art & Artisan Galleries: 12noon -5pm - Free admission
Evening Benefit: Satruday only, 5-11pm - $15-$25 admission with refreshments
Chamber music by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at 5pm
Multidisciplinary music-theater performance, The Hour, at 6pm & 8:30pm

Rebuild Africa
seeks to galvanize efforts to fight poverty in Africa through education, healthcare, food, justice, equality andeconomic security, focusing especilly on Liberia's recovery from civil war.

Love 146 seek to end child sex slavery and exploitation throughout the world through prvention and after care.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Haitian folkloric 4th Annual Dance Colloquium in NYC May 30

The AILEY Extension presents

Haitian Folkloric 4th Annual Dance Colloquium
May 30, 2009

11am – 5pm:
Panel Discussion & Dance Workshop

Performance with Peniel Guerrier
Featuring Special Guests
Dr. Henry Frank, Haitian Anthropologist and Executive Director of Haitian Centers Council
Dr. Chuck Davis, Artistic Director of African American Dance Ensemble
Master Drummer Tiga Jean-Baptiste
For Prices, Registration and Event Location visit:
Kriye Bode is a term that signifies the call to participate. Kriye Bode calls people to join together to dance, sing, drum and rejoice in the energy of life, as a community. As the artistic founder of Kriye Bode, Peniel Guerrier has dreamt of bringing this Haitian experience to the people of New York. The first Kriye Bode Colloquium took place in the spring of 2005.

The attendees participated in an interactive and riveting lecture on Haitian folklore followed by a two-hour Haitian dance class and drum circle. The dance class and drum circle gave meaning to movements and rhythms discussed in the lecture. The day ended with a performance by Peniel's students, which brought the lessons of day to life.


[Wadabo_updates] Lamine Toure & Group Saloum this Thurday & Friday

Hello there friends of Group Saloum!

We've got an exciting weekend ahead of us... something for the Boston folks as well as an event at a great spot in Gloucester for all you North Shore fans!  Whether you see us in Gloucester or in Cambridge (or both!), we really hope to see you shakin' your groove thing this weekend!

THURSDAY NIGHT at 9:30 Lamine Toure and Group Saloum return to the Lizard Lounge, and FRIDAY NIGHT at 8:00 the band takes the stage at Blackburn Performing Arts in Gloucester for an ALL AGES show!  Details below.


THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 9:30 pm
1667 Mass Ave in Cambridge
a short walk from Harvard Square T
Just $10 - room to dance - great bar! - 21+ only w/ID

Venue info:

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 at 8:00 pm (EARLY SHOW!)
1 Washington Street in Gloucester
Again, only $10!  All ages welcome!

Venue web site:
Directions: Route 128 North to the 1st rotary (Grant Circle);
first right on to Washington Street -- follow all the way to
the water @ Route 127 and you're there!
Map to venue:

Group Saloum is Lamine Toure (sabar percussion and lead vocals), Yeumougor "Paa" Seck (sabar percussion and backing vocals), Babacar "Moha" Seck (sabar percussion and backing vocals), Michael Lewis (drums), Masa Sasaki (guitar), Wusef (bass), Akili Jamal Haynes (trumpet & backing vocals), Patricia Tang (keyboards), Sarah Privler (trombone), and Erin Blatti (backing vocals).

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Hi all,

No classes again this Sunday due to a space conflict at Hillel. See you the following Sunday! 

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Hi all,

No classes tomorrow because Hillel is in use for Passover.

See you a week from tomorrow!


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] PROVIDENCE CLASSES: no classes this sunday

Hi all,

Hillel's Social Hall is in use this coming Sunday for Passover, so we will not have classes. See you the following Sunday!