Wednesday, September 22, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] Celebration of Mali's 50 Years of Independence

Join the celebration of the 50th Independence Day for 17 African nations (including MALI) with a festival that features the music and dance of West Africa and the diaspora. Performers include Sidy Maiga, Issa Coulibaly, Moussa Traor√©, Balla Kouyat√©, Uhuru Afrika, Alima International, Kombo Performing Arts Company, Diery Diery, Michelle Cruz, New Works World Traditions, Jesus Anujar Y Los Rumbero and DJ Guyzo. 

When: This Saturday from 8:00pm -  1:00am
Where: Rosinha's Restaurant
999 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

To purchase tickets, go to and click on events.

Afrika Nyaga is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] Issa Teaching in Arlington

Issa Coulibaly teaching djembe on Wednesdays in Arlington, MA
Please check it out. Great class, nice folks. 7PM Easy to get to
and park or come by T. Bring your djembe! Registration online.

Contact: Alan Tauber 617-686-6080 cell

7:00 pm – African Drum Class with Issa Coulibaly
The DrumRoom
50 Tuft Street
Beverly, MA
or call: 617.686.6080

Thursday, September 09, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] Fw: Keep it Moving with Fatou-Carol





A Rhythm and Movement

Dance Class 


Baby Boomers


for anyone else who, would like to

live more fully in their bodies

aligning with breath, ground and center

enjoy the health benefits of exercising

great stretches, core strengthening, light aerobic movement

and relish in the joy of dancing


the rhythmically stressed sounds


 Rock, Soul, R+B, Caribbean and African Fusion music

 in a safe, low impact, any body friendly environment.


                                Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm               Begins September 14, 2010 

                                       At the YWCA Cambridge, Central Sq. Cambridge

                                        1st Fall Session: September 14 thru October 12   : $65.                Single class  $15


To Register:  call Instructor, Fatou-Carol Sylla at 617-868-6193

                                                        or email her at


 Fatou-Carol Sylla holds an M.S.P.H. in Health Education, M.A. in Dance from Lesley University and Massachusetts Teaching Certification K-12 in both Dance and Health.  She has been a dance teacher, performer and choreographer for the past 35 years. She currently teaches at the Dance Complex and VSA arts of Massachusetts, leads a summer studies abroad program, Dance, Music and Culture in Senegal, West Africa, that is accredited through Lesley University, and leads Moving Into Authenticity, movement and healing workshops, in the Boston area. She is also a Baby Boomer.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] Fw: African dance with Fatou-Carol Fall session begins Friday Sept 10




African dance with Fatou-Carol Sylla resumes  this Friday night, September 10.
             Time:  6 - 7:30 PM              Place: the Dance Complex.  
Come experience the work-out, the collective spirit and the power of traditional dance and drumming  
 For more info email her at

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    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    [Wadabo_updates] Seydou Coulibaly Class Update - Wed Sept 8!

    Hello all - 
    Hope the last 2 weeks were refreshing and lovely and that you are ready to dance!!

    The Dance Complex is open again, and classes are getting going! 

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 @ 7:30 pm, Michelle Bach-Coulibaly will be teaching for Seydou. Michelle just got back from the yearly dance exploration trip she and Seydou lead to Mali, and as always will create a great dance class for us all. 

    Class is $13, runs from 7:30 - 9 pm, and includes amazing live drumming. 

    For more about Michelle :: 
    Michelle Bach-Coulibaly is a performance artist and educator who, since becoming a professor at Brown University in 1987, has created over 40 original pieces of contemporary movement theatre for the concert stage that investigate socio-political canvases, cross-cultural narratives, and embodied texts. At Brown University she directs New Works/World Traditions, a research-to-performance troupe of actors, musicians, dancers and imagists who develop new theatre for national and international festivals, educational venues, and for the concert stage. 
    As a long time RISCA supported artist for school programming and education, Bach-Coulibaly has conceived, written and performed over thirty different educational programs that regularly tour nationally and internationally that utilize the power of performance to service public health, sustainable entrepreneurship and egalitarian exchange. Since 1990, her work in Mali has been focused upon building Yeredon, a research center for cultural preservation, international collaboration and social activism. Yeredon is the home for the Bloodline Project, a unique international collaboration and edutainment program to combat the devastating effects of malaria and other debilitating calamities.

    Thursday, September 02, 2010

    [Wadabo_updates] (no subject)

    Ballet Bougarabou for Senegal West Africa Visiting Boston For workshops and show September 11, 2010
     3-4:30 Djembe Dance With members
    4:30-6 Kutiro Dance With members
    8-10 An amazing show: Dance, Live Music, and More
    All At THE Dance Complex in Cambridge 536 MAss, Ave.