Monday, December 21, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Seydou Class Holiday Update

All - 
Seydou Coulibaly's Wednesday class at the Dance Complex (7:30-9pm) is Cancelled this Wednesday, the 23rd. 

His class will resume next week, Wednesday the 30th. So have a wonderful restful week this week, and come on out and get in the last class of 2009 next Wednesday!

peace, light & love.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] No JOH Class TODAY!

All -
There will be no class from Joh Camara today at the dance complex due to
the weather! Thanks, and stay warm.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] New Dance/Drum Classes in Providence/RI

Starting this weekend, there will be new drumming and dance classes at the Yogaloft in Warren, RI (just outside Providence). 

1 - 2 PM : Malian drum class : (issa)
2 - 3 PM : Malian dance class: (seydou)

16 Cutler st, Suite 106
Warren RI

Also, check out Issa's latest album, Foliba.
'Foliba' is the long-awaited solo debut of Master Djembe Drummer Issa Coulibaly. 'Foliba' is a collection of lively and joyful takes on traditional West African songs. Each song ('foli'in Bambara, Coulibaly's native language) features Coulibaly's original arrangements for voice, flute, djembe, ballafon, djun djun and guitar.This CD features a superb supporting line-up of Mali's finest musicians, many of whom were his band mates before Coulibaly came to the US.  

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] African Drums Etc Website now live

All - 
Susan Allen has completed a website that sells drums, clothes, etc. Please have a look.
thank you.

From: susan allen <>
Date: Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 8:55 PM
Subject: Susan's website

Hi, could you send some little notice of my website.  It is all published.  I am continuing to add products little by little.
Daniel will have passed 1 year come January 6, the anniversary.  On the About Us tab on my site is a rememberance of him.  Check it out.  Maybe mention this on your notice.
Susan Soumah

Monday, December 07, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Balla Kouyate Show This week!

Balla (who had a great write-up in the Globe on Sunday - brings his group World Vision back to Boston and beyond with two great shows next week.  A group with incredible talent and virtuosity. From their hands a melodic, trickling stream becomes a resounding, percussive deluge. Ancient West Africa meets Michael Jackson and Miles Davis, Cuba and the Caribbean. Aiming to incite happiness, they pour out a "waterfall of notes!" Come check out an early set on THU in Somerville and a later show on FRI for those in Western Mass.


Venue:         Johnny D's

Headliner:   Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

Opener:       Dave Godowsky (

Date:            THU 12/10/09

Time:            7:30 - 10 PM

Address:      17 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144 (Davis Sq.)

Phone:         (617) 776-2004

Tickets:        $10


Venue:         Iron Horse Music Hall

Headliner:   Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

Opener:       TBD

Date:            FRI  12/11/09

Time:            10 PM

Address:      20 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060 
Phone:         (413) 586-8686

Tickets:        $12.50 adv, $15 door

Friday, December 04, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] African Dance @ the Ivies - In Concert TONIGHT & TOMORROW

Some great dance tonight & tomorrow, including some wonderful African (& african-inspired dance)

7 pm @ Harvard Dance Center
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA

Lacina Coulibaly (who has taught contemporary african dance here many times) is doing a piece, and Michelle Bach-Coulibaly's company from Brown is doing a piece on New Orleans.

$12 General Admission
$8 Students

Brown, Harvard, and Yale Universities unite for a diverse and exciting collaborative performance featuring works by acclaimed choreographers Twyla Tharp, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Battle, Trey McIntyre, and Lacina Coulibaly, as well as original student choreography. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see these talented students perform master works of modern and contemporary dance.

The highlight of the offerings from Brown University is Robert Battle's energetic, dynamic, and humorous Rush Hour, set to a percussive score by John Mackey. Brown will also present Michelle Bach-Coulibaly's Road Home, a poignant chronicle of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Yale University presents three dances: Yvonne Rainer's renowned Trio A, Twyla Tharp's intriguing and groundbreaking Torelli, and a new work by contemporary West African choreographer Lacina Coulibaly, who seeks to fuse European contemporary dance techniques with his traditional African dance roots. 

Students from Harvard University will perform four works: a world premiere by innovative, engaging choreographer Trey McIntyre, a delightful, humorous return to prom nights by Boston choreographer Brenda Divelbliss, and two works by Harvard students, a powerful spectacle based on the Pygmalion myth, and a playful, rhythmic work set to the music of Tigger Benford.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] Sabar Workshop with Aziz Faye, 12/9

Aziz Faye will be teaching a Sabar Workshop at the Dance Complex:

Date: Wednesday, Dec 9 
Time: 6-7:30pm
Where: Studio 6 at The Dance Complex.
536 Mass Ave, Central Sq., Cambridge, MA
Cost: $15
For more information contact: 2046356 pak/