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Saturday March 8, 2014
Mouminatou Teaching Guinean West African Dance
6-8pm. All Levels. Location: Dardo Galletto Studios (off Broadway. 151 West 46th Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10036, 212.575.0222. $18.
Ndeye Gueye has resumed Teaching Sabar West African Dance on Sundays. Next class is March 9, from 3-4:30pm. Location: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor (near Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 935 – 9700. Subway stops: 2/3/4/5 at Nevins St. B/Q/R at DeKalb Ave. 2/3/4/5/N/Q/R/B/D at Atlantic Ave. /Barclays, C at Lafayette Ave., G at Fulton St.
Sunday March 9, 2014
3:30-5pm Djembe Guinean West African Dance with Mouminatou and 5pm – 6:30pm Dundun Dance & Drum with Khadijah. Location: 137 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580. Text DanceDrum to 22828 for INFO & CLASS SCHEDULE. 646-539-8934
Sunday March 9, 2014, 4:30-6PM til July
Teaching “Fem Healing West African Dance” with Amina Heckstall
Location, The International Africans Arts Institute, 169-65 137th Ave., Jamaica, NY 11334.
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Nima Camara is Teaching Guinean, West African Dance on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm. At CUMBE, 558 Fulton Street, (near Flatbush Ave.), 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesdays March 4 to April 15 7:30 to 9pm West African (Kutiro) Marie Basse-Wiles and traditional and Contemporary Congolese with Funmilayo. This is a special promotion! For 7 weeks, leading up to the 22nd annual dance conference of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance, take class with Marie Basse-Wiles and Funmilayo for $5 and $10! - First Tuesdays in March & April (Mar 4, Apr 1): CLASSES ARE only $5. - Other Tuesdays (March 11, 18, 25 and April 8, 15): CLASSES ARE $10 Marie Basse will focus on KUTIRO dances in March. Funmilayo will teach fundamental techniques of Congolese dances of harvest, rites of passage, healing and celebration. Live Drumming in both classes! Location: Center for African and Diaspora Dance at 558 Fulton Street, (near Flatbush Ave.), 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Directions: 2,3,4,5 to Nevins St Q,R,B DeKalb Ave. (weekdays), 2,3,4,5,B,D,N,Q,R/LIRR to Atlantic/Barclays, C to Lafayette Avel, G to Fulton St. Visit www.cumbedance.com.
African Dance Classes with Sandella Malloy
Artistic Director of Harambee Dance Company
Location: Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center, 34 West 134th street (between 5th and Lenox). Contact: Harambee Dance Co @ 212 942 3566
“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.“ Maya Angelou
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) Visit http://nyadiff.org/ to get updates on films, festivals…coming up!
Saturday March 8, 2014 – 4-5:30pm
Ismael Kouyate Teaching Youth West African Dance Workshop, $7. Groups of 5 or more $5 per child. This event is hosted by Dance Academy of Decatur. Location: Barefoot-N-Motion Studios, 115 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.
Saturday March 8, 2014 – 10:45 – 12 noon
Ismael Kouyate is Teaching West African Dance, at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on Sat March 8, 2014 from 10:45 a.m – 12 noon.
Saturday March 22, 2014 – 8-10pm, On Her Shoulders: Dances Celebrating the Legacy of Women of the African Diaspora with CUMBE. An evening of performances by and for phenomenal women, featuring two of Cumbe’s teachers/choreographers Francine Ott, Jamie Jewel and guest choreographer Michael Manswell with the company, Something Positive. Something Positive is a unique multi-media performance art company, founded by the late Cheryl Byron. Choreographers will present works by and for, some of the most influential and powerful African and Caribbean American female artists. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Fee: $15. Location: Center for African and Diaspora Dance at 558 Fulton Street, (near Flatbush Ave.), 2nd Floor.
Saturday March 22, 2014 – 8-10pm
On Her Shoulders: Dances Celebrating the Legacy of Women of the African Diaspora with CUMBE An evening of performances by and for phenomenal women, featuring two of Cumbe’s teachers/choreographers Francine Ott, Jamie Jewel and guest choreographer Michael Manswell with the company, Something Positive. Something Positive is a unique multi-media performance art company, founded by the late Cheryl Byron. Choreographers will present works by and for, some of the most influential and powerful African and Caribbean American female artists. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Fee: $15. Location: Center for African and Diaspora Dance at 558 Fulton Street, (near Flatbush Ave.), 2nd Floor.
Saturday April 5, 2014 Africa Now! Featuring Fatoumata Diawara, Les Freres Guisse and Sierra Leon’s Refugee All Stars. Location: Apollo Theatre, 253 West 125th Street, New York. Visit apollotheater.org
Thursday April 17 – Sunday April 20, 2014
Marie Basse presents Maimouna Keita African Dance Company’s 22nd Annual Dance Conference. 30 dance classes from cultures of Congo, Guinea, Mali as well as the United States. Beginner classes have been added and Maimouna Keita African Dance Company will be host a dinner gala in honor of dance great Baba Chuck Davis. Conference location: Conference Location, PS 226 (Old Stuyvesant HS Campus), 345 East 15th Street (between 1st and 2nd avenues) New York, NY 10003. Subway: L train to 1st or 3rd avenue stops. For detailed information about the conference, Gala honoring Chuck Davis and Adult Company performance visit http://maimounakeita.com/.
April Friday 25 – Sunday 27 , 2014 Atlanta, GA
Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt and Manga African Dance Inc. Presents Manga African Dance Conference “Gaskiya” (means “Truth”). Master instructors from Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, and more, NEW!! This year we will feature Afro-Cuban Dance (Michelito Herrara) in addition to more of your favorites!! Assane Konte, Praise Ekeng, Moustapha Bangoura, Joh Camara, Assane Kouyate. And last but not least the beautiful Ndeye Gueye. Contact: Manga African Dance Inc., Email:, email@example.com, Tel: 404-462-5723, Group registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://mangadance.org
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