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African Dance Newsletter

Stories from the village






Diamano Coura means those who bring the message

We are sorry to announce that Dr. Zak Diouf passed this morning Saturday October 9: He has inspired thousands of drummers and dancers throughout the United States and Europe.

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DIAMANO COURA WEST AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY'S MUSIC AND DANCE SCHEDULE

At the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts-1428 Alice Street,Oakland, CA 94612:

Saturday 2:30-4:00pm West African Dance (mixedlevels) Naomi/IbrahimaDiouf

Contact Madiou Diouf for private lesson in the art of djembe and dundun playing.

At Laney College,Oakland (mustregisteratwww.peralta.cc.ca.us):

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm West African Dance

Fridays 5:00-8:00pm West African Dance

Mondays-Thursdays during the summer session

Prices for classes held at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts are

$12.00 Adults

$10.00 Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Naomi Diouf, Artistic Director

Phone: 510-326-1968 or 510-387-2681

Fax: 510-276-1003

call 510-326-1968, email diamanoc@aol.com, or visit www.DiamanoCoura.org.

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Drummers visible on this picture,are, from left to right: Nana Yaw Asiedu(compliment Djimbe), Zak Diouf(artistic director), Abou Kounta(lead djimbe)

Drummers not visible: Marc Kavana(bass drum), Chui-Gregory Banks (on kotiro), Omar(compliment djimbe)

Dancers visible on the picture, from left: brother Diarra(lead dancer, far left), Ms Didi, Ms Takiya,and brother Assan Konte(choreagrapher, far right)

Dancers not visible: Mrs Naomi Diouf(choreagrapher), Ms Amaniyea Payne(lead dancer), brother Mamadi keita, brother Carlos Spivey(acrobat), and Ms Seide Lee Marlene(lead dancer).

The artists on stilts asked not to reveal their names.However, brother Dosso and brother Koumbo were responsible for providing these stilt walkers to the show.

MASTER TEACHERS

This is the most experienced and most reliable group. They are always available and consistent. If you want to learn seriously, this is the group to take classes from . They have been in existence for more than 40 years. Zak and Naomi have inspired thousands of drummers and dancers throughout the United States and Europe.

For info call 510-387-2681.

http://www.diamanocoura.org/

DIAMANO COURA




MAREME and MALICK SOW teach at Lula Washington Dance studio 3773 South Crenshaw Blvd LA 90016 (Tel:310-590-5141) on Sat from 5: to 6:30.. Adults:$12.00 ...children $6.00...Mareme also braids hair.

We are sorry to announce that Mareme passed this morning Monday January 6, 2020, at home, surrounded by her family. We lost a great dancer and a master dance teacher.

Mareme has been teaching in Los Angeles since 1992. She has trained a lot of dancers in California and all over the United States through regional dance conferences and local master dance classes.

The African dance community in the whole country owes her a great deal. We will surely miss her.

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We are asking the community to please help send Mareme Faye home to Senegal by donating to GoFundMe. Please click the link below to access the fund web site

Send Mareme Faye home to Senegal

Please consider also sharing this with your friends and family and network so they can support as well.

The memorial for our Beloved Mareme Faye has been rescheduled. It will no longer take place today, January 18th.

The NEW DATE is Saturday, January 25th at Motherland Music from 4-8pm.

Motherland Music. 601 N. Eucalyptus Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302. Phone: (310) 673-8000. Email: dan@motherlandmusic.com.

We want to thank the following people for their donations:

1. Brenda Evans $25

2. Jahanna Blunt $40

3. Lynn Godfrey $20

4. DAANSEKOU ARTS COLLECTIVE Class Donation $100

5. Kristin Cavanaugh $20

6. Lisa Gude $50

7. Anonymous $40

8. Richelle Williams $25

9. Kudara Kaneh $50

10. Kay Benjamin $50

11. Robin Andrews $50

12. Lahi Oliver $50

13. Joyce Pegues $25

14. Janet Nicholson $25

15. Ticia Quarles $50

16. Anonymous $200

17. Lauren Quarles $50

18. Aluna Faye $40

19. Anonymous $100

20. Dorothy Smith $40

21. Anonymous $25

22. Doris-Owanda Johnson $100

23. Anonymous $50

24. Barbara A. Williams $50

25. Drexel Delaney $100

26. Linda Raimo $50

27. Hervin Balfour $100

28. Tamika Harris $40

29. Oumarou Idrissa $50

30. Terri Thomas $50

31. Suzanne Forbes-Vierling $100

32. Tom Nguyen $100

33. Kathy Comstock $100

34. Anonymous $25

35. Najah R Najiy $100

36. Anonymous $100

37. Ma'at Grant $20

38. Anonymous $100

39. April Lee $20

40. Tony Williams $25

41. Grecian williams $300

42. Elian Quesada $30

43. Stephanie Hill $25

44. Abagail Fritz $100

45. Joyce M Guy $100

46. Anonymous $30

47. Aminisha Cunningham $50

48. Imani Afi $50

49. Vanessa Neva $30

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52. Melissa Miller $75

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59. CB3 Company $100

60. Mari Hashimoto $250

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63. Brian Tran $25

64. G. Mobley $50

65. Steve Rosa $100

66. Anonymous $20

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68. Anonymous $40

69. Monti Ellison $100

70. Marcia Ganem $20

71. Jinga Kambon $10

72. Malathi Iyengar $20

73. Darian Parker $50

74. Carolina and Leahnora Mendizabal $100

75. Fran Lewbel $25

76. Cris Coren $20

77. Maurice Dosso $50

78. Danniella Ddanceah $20

89. Tom Boyles $50

70. Djeneba Soro $190

81. sabrina kiamilev $20

82. Marguerite Raimo $50

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93. Anonymous $150

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95. Wassa Coulibaly $50

96. NaNotchka Chumley $100

97. Jacqueline Quarles $150

98. Aissatou OAKLAND $100

99. Heather Carter $100

100. Ann Navallo $50

101. Judith Davies $100

102. Diedra Ndiaye $35

103. Hakeema Ogulu $150

104. Lori Snyder $50

105. Bunaama Diagne $50

106. Awri McKee $100

107. Jan Blunt $100

108. Ashley Maher $100

109. TaNefer Camara $20

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111. Anonymous $10

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Stories from the village

Gospel messages in DAN, Liberia

Gospel messages in DAN, in DANANE area, Ivory Coast

Gospel messages in DAN, in BIANKOUMA area, Ivory Coast

Watch this amazing stilt walker show

Africa Satellite Internet Service Providers

Galileo - VSAT Installation Training Video

Satellite Communications Education

Les ordinateurs, comment ca marche

Dictionnaire de l'informatique et de l'internet

Dictionnaire de l'informatique Anglais - Francais

How to transfer Vinyl or Tape To CD in minutes

How to get audio into your computer for your creative projects

Download this 55 network cards boot cd-rom iso image and burn it

Click here to play traditional dance videos

Cliquez ici pour �couter des contes en Dan

Traffic des navires dans le port d'Abidjan, actualit�s �conomiques, annonces l�gales, documents �conomiques

Le Franc CFA(Franc des Colonies Fran�aises d'Afrique) et l'EURO contre l'Afrique. Par Nicholas Agbohou

Watch some pictures of the Ivory Coast (La Cote d'Ivoire en 1980---photos)

Dictionnaire Visuel Multimedia Dan-Francais


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Firewood carriers pose for the camera,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � returning to bush school,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � seated with headpiece made by mothers,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � seated with headpiece made by mothers,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � seated with headpiece made by mothers,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � standing with protective staff,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � seated with headpiece made by mothers,Liberia 1960


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Sande Bush girls � standing with protective staff,Liberia 1960


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Sande dancers,Liberia 1960


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Sun drying laundry on ground, a common practice ,Liberia 1960


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Thatched huts neatly situated in local village,Liberia 1960


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Secret society of masks with the Minister of the Interior,Liberia 1960


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Money bus travel,Liberia 1960


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Dances from the Agneby province,Eastern Ivory Coast, June 2008


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Dances from the Agneby province,Eastern Ivory Coast, June 2008


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Dances from the Agneby province,Eastern Ivory Coast, June 2008


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Snake secret society dancers, Dan people, Ivory Coast,1971



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Snake secret society dancers, Dan people, Ivory Coast,1971



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Snake secret society dancers, Dan people, Ivory Coast,1971



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Snake secret society dancers, Dan people, Ivory Coast, 1971



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Stilt walker, Dan people, Ivory Coast, 1971



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Stilt walker, Dan people, Ivory Coast, 1971



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Stilt walker, Dan people, Ivory Coast, 1971



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Stilt walker, Dan people, Ivory Coast, 1971



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mural in a Dan village, Ivory Coast, 1971



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Shai initiated girls, Ghana


MAREME and MALICK SOW: They teach at Lula Washington Dance studio 3773 South Crenshaw Blvd LA 90016 (Tel:310-590-5141) on Sat from 5: to 6:30.. Adults:$12.00 ...children $6.00...Mariame also braids hair.

We are sorry to announce that Mareme passed this morning Monday January 6, 2020, at home, surrounded by her family. We lost a great dancer and a master dance teacher.

Mareme has been teaching in Los Angeles since 1992. She has trained a lot of dancers in California and all over the United States through regional dance conferences and local master dance classes.

The African dance community in the whole country owes her a great deal. We will surely miss her.

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Senoufo dancers, Ivory Coast


NZINGA CAMARA :Teacher: Weekly: She is on vacation;

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Senoufo dancers, Ivory Coast


Drum circle at Leimert park in Los Angeles: Every Sunday from 2pm til dark Call Dosso...Tel:626-974-5621

FRANCIS EWE : Master Teacher :Every Sunday at noon (beginners) and at 2:30 (intermediate) at 1955 Jefferson blvd,in Los Angeles. This is the best Nigerian talking drum class in California.for info call (323) 294-7445 or visit website : www.nitade.com

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Senoufo dancers, Ivory Coast

NINA NIMBA:Teacher Weekly: NINA is teaching every Sunday at 4pm at Lula Washington Dance studio 3773 South Crenshaw Blvd LA 90016 (Tel:323-292-5852).


LEON MOBLEY:Teacher Leon is on vacation. Call Dosso


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King Nangui Abrogoua and his family, from the EBRIE people, South of the Ivory. This king used to rule in Abidjan ( now the capital city of the Ivory Coast)


Rhythms from Ghana with K. Ladzekpo:

Cal. Institute of the Arts, 24700 Mc Bean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. The program is within the school of music. Call 805-255-1050 or 818-361-0261. Dr. Ladzekpo also teaches at UCLA's Ethno-musicology department, Schoenberg Hall. You can take this class through UCLA extension. You don't have to be a full time student to take the class.


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TARAKIKI:TEACHER: Tara moved to Florida.

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KETI, teacher: weekly:Keti moved to Debby Allan's studio ..try 310-588-4759 or 213-299-1309


KWASHI:TEACHER (GHANA): On vacation

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JIMMY TITUS FOTSO:teacher:check the Debby Allen Studio


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Dan girls' dance. Childlike but attentive imitation of women's final performance on their coming out (attentive imitation) from "bon" (excision camp)

Joselyn Wilkinson of ADAAWE:teacher:West African Drumming Beginning Levels Presented by: Joselyn Wilkinson of ADAAWE Saturdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, or by appointment at: Venice HEART 819 Millwood Ave. Venice,CA 90291

Teaching Continuing Drumming Classes in Rhythm, Technique, Timing, Feeling, Breathing, & Meditation Focusing on Drumming traditions of Ghana (Ga) and Senegal (Manlinke and Bambara)

"Each drum has its own voice and technique-djembe, djun-djun, kpanlogo, conga, and many others. Let the drum speak through YOU. Open up your heart to the world of rhythm inside". ADAAWE is six diverse, dynamic women creating roots music of the drum and voice. West African rhythms, urban soul, and rich harmonic vocals combine in an uplifting and entirely unique performance. Check website for other upcoming events http://www.adaawe.com

phone: 310-967-4426 contact: adaawe@earthlink.net


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Dance Medi, from Medipleu, Dan tribe, Ivory Coast, 1950


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Dance Medi, from Medipleu, Dan tribe, Ivory Coast, 1950


"CABAN BAMBOO" Concerts! DJ's! April Info ! Discout coupon! INFO: (310) 859-697
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Noisy Toys Family Drum Circles, Concerts, Events Drum circles in April and May! - Visit website or call Bill at Noisy Toys (310) 670-9957 for more info. Noisy Toys drums & percussion 8728 1/4 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Westchester. website: www.noisytoys.com
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Stilt walkers from Man, Dan tribe, Ivory Coast, 1950


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Francis Awe and the Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble African Dance classes Live Drumming! Wed nights, 7:30pm-9pm. at Lula Washington Dance Center 5041 W. Pico (near La Brea) Los Angeles Drum Classes with Francis Awe all levels Dance Classes for Children for info call (323) 294-7445 or visit website : www.nitade.com
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Dance group from Flampleu, Dan tribe, Ivory Coast, 1950


West African Drum and Dance classes Long Beach, CA Kids, adults, everyone! Djembe - West African drum class Saturdays 12-1:30 African Dance class afterwards Live drumming! MacArthur Park by Homeland Cultural Center (at Anaheim and Orange) Long Beach (562) 599-1492 $5 dance class (kids free), $10 drum class website: Afrikan Cultural Center
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SABAR DANCE with AZIZ FAYE from Dakar Senegal Sundays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lula Washington Dance Theater 5941 West Pico LA (323)936-6591 and Sundays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Dance Arts Academy 731 S. La Brea (just South of Wilshire) 2nd Floor. Los Angeles (323) 931-6230 $10.00 per class . For more information call (323)931 2029 or e-mail-azizfaye@cs.com
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a village in Liberia, 1959


Company Fore-Fote music and dance in black and white Fore-Fote is an educational and performance organization dedicated to exploring and preserving the music, dance, and culture of Guinea, West Africa and sharing it with the world. Please check our web site for info about our Los Angeles events. http://www.fore-fote.com/
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Liberian initiated girls, in 1910


PAWS - Percussion Artists Workshop More info on Website. AFRO-CUBAN DANCE CLASS Live Drummers Monday nights, 8pm-9pm. at Lula Washington Dance Center 5041 W. Pico (near La Brea) Los Angeles AFRO-CUBAN DRUM CLASSES Concerts, Workshops!
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West African Dance - Malong Bayo Live Drumming Sunday 3:00 - 4:30 pm at Lula Washington Dance Theatre 5041 W. Pico (near La Brea)
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West African Dance workout with Mareme Faye from Dakar Senegal High energy! all ages welcome! Live Drumming Saturday 5:00-6:30 PM Lula Washington Dance Theatre 5041 W. Pico (near La Brea) $10 per class - class card available (213)365-0065
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PROYECTO PALO MONTE website: http://afrocubaweb.com/StageoftheArts1999.htm E-mail contact: AfroCuba@aol.com submitted : 11/19/99 1999
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Caribbean Dance class with Live Drumming Wednesday evenings call for time Lula Washington Dance Theatre 5041 W. Pico (near La Brea) Los Angeles
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Marta & Eddie's Drum Jam Call for info 4954 Briercrest Avenue Lakewood, CA 90713 phone: (562)925-4514
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Bobby Matos' Sunday afternoon Afro-Cuban drum workshop (Contact Bobby at (323) 668-1498, or e-mail me, RFGS@aol.com) We're in the Silverlake/Echo Park area. Remember, (to quote Charlie Parker) now's the time..... From: RFGS
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Yoruba House African Dance and Drum Full Moon and New Moon Drum Circles, Drumming Classes
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Here are some special events coming up at Motherland, Tel: (310)-838-5008

Please call Dan for more information Tel: (310)-838-5008

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A Jazz dancer in Japan is creating a homepage to introduce Dance related links for Japanese people. "This is just my hobby. I found your homepage and would like to link it to ours."

I am part of an NGO, Oxfam Japan http://www.oxfam.jp/en/, and we are planning a fundraiser for Oxfam's African projects. For that we are looking for things to show the public. I saw all amazing pictures on your site as well as videos of African dances. Would you allow us to show those materials during our event? I think it will greatly help promote Africa.

Also, I am looking for people who can teach or perform African dancing here in Tokyo, but there are quite hard to find. So should you have any advice, we would love to hear it.

Yours sincerely,

Marjolein van Gendt.

Fundraising Coordinator

International Volunteer Group

Oxfam Japan Japan

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A dynamic Performer and Choreographer, who has worked with world-class dance pioneers, and has done intensive studying throughout West African and in the U.S. with �master� artists. He has gained the accolades of those pioneering artists and teaches W. African dance technique throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most re�cently Jeffrey choreographed the opening number for the 36th annual NAACP, Image Awards.

Questions? Email me at page_jeffrey@hotmail.com


Los Angeles March 2006, drummers, from left to right: Dosso, Keniatta, Nana, Gao Bi(Gao Bi is a visiting artist from the Ivory Coast National Ballet)

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Los Angeles March 2006, drummers, from left to right: Dosso, Keniatta, Nana, Gao Bi(Gao Bi is a visiting artist from the Ivory Coast National Ballet)


EXCITING! West Coast African Dance events...

The 4th Annual SF/ Bay African Dance & Drum Festival is here! Come and experience a series of workshops conducted by some of the TOP African dance & drum instructors and performers from the East & West Coast! Beginning Wed. Nov 7 thru Sun Nov. 11

Not sure what to expect? Come to the FREE class on Thursday Nov 8 @ 5PM

see attached brochure for additional information

Khaley Adouna Productions & Helio PR Presents... Mariama Basse & Babacar N'Diaye!

The Oakland, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz communities welcomes famed East Coast performers Mariama Basse & Babacar N'Diaye from the globally renown national dance company Le Ballet National du Senegal as these two highly acclaimed and celebrated choreographers will instruct Master West African Dance Workshops featuring Djembe, Kutiro and Sabar styles! See these two dynamic instructors in action at:

(Oakland)-- SF/Bay African Dance & Drum Festival/ Nov 7-11

(Santa Cruz)-- the 418 Project/ 418 Front Street/ Mon. Nov 12 @ 7:30PM

(Los Angeles)-- Dancers Studio/ 5772 W. Pico Blvd/ Wed Nov 14 @ 8PM & Fri Nov 16 @ 6:30PM

Please note: If you are coming from out of town there are additional regular weekend classes in Los Angeles taught by Mareme Faye and Aziz Faye

(See attached flyer for workshop details)

Regards, Danielle DeLane Khaley Adouna Productions African Drum & Dance 815 Washington Street #68 Oakland, CA 94607 vm [510] 764.0547

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Kahlil, Rasan, and Kara,Teachers in Los Angeles

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Kahlil in Guinea, West Africa

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Two free events, directed by Beninese theater director Lazare Houetin:

1. The Pasadena Memorial Park Levitt Pavilion event August 16th will feature Malik Sow, Aziz Faye and Niancho Sanneh and others. There is a Metro Gold Line Memorial Park stop.

2. The Los Angeles MacArthur Park Levitt Pavilion concert August 19th will feature Malik Sow and other dancers and musicians. A Metro Red Line stops very near the park.

Bring a picnic, blanket or folding chairs at 5 to stroll our African Village and shop for African clothing and crafts. For more information, contact Lazare Houetin at 626-398-1368.

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Mandingue Drumming with Fred Jones, Certified Teacher, Tam Tam Mandingue Featuring Traditional Malinke Rhythms from Guinea, West Africa

Djembe, Dundun and Kenken technique...Ensemble playing...

Sunday(level 1-Debutante) 3:00 to 4:30pm at Motherland Music, 2931 South La Cienega Blvd, Culver City Ca 90232

Tuesday (level 2- Moyen) 7:00 to 9:00pm at Motherland Music 2931 South La Cienega Blvd, Culver City Ca 90232

Friday(level 1) 7:00 to 8:30pm at Remo recreational Music Center 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood CA 91605

Saturday (Lvel 2) 4:30 to 6:30pm at Crenshaw Yoga and Dance Studio 5426 Crenshaw Blvd Los Angeles CA 90043

J. Frederick Jones, also known as Djangewali, hails from St. Louis, MO, where he began his studies in West African music in 1975. He later moved to Chicago and became a musical director and dancer with Muntu Dance Theater, an internationally acclaimed company. Fred moved to Los Angeles in 1990, and now is the director of Abalaye African Dance Ensemble.

He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Bill Summers, and Mamady Keita, among others. His teaching credits include 8 years at UCLA and numerous residencies.

For more info Contact J. frederick Jones (818)981-3106 or at fredjonesla@hotmail.com


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April 10-13, 2008

Compagnie Julie Dossavi: "P.I. (Pays) or Pr�sentations Intimes" Los Angeles premiere

"Julie Dossavi is a priestess performing solitary rites, a mischievous child at play, an immigrant wandering through subway corridors, a warrior, a night-clubber�" Lib�ration

Infusing contemporary African dance forms with jolts of high fashion and street culture, the mesmerizing Julie Dossavi from France presents a collection of solos and duets accompanied by live African percussion, voice and electronics. The dancer and choreographer draws on sources from electronic dance music and club culture to gymnastics and tribal ritual to shape distinctive works that are modern, ethnic, expressive and abstract�and always alive with a distillation of human experience. Dossavi has collaborated with influential choreographers Philippe Decoufl� and Joseph Nadj while also crossing over into the worlds of video and fashion through projects with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Nina Ricci and Angelique Kidjo.

This project is made possible by Cultures France, a division of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

For tickets, visit: http://redcat.org/season/0708/dan/dossavi.php

Tamar Fortgang REDCAT media relations and promotions manager Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater located inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex 631 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

w 213.237.2873 / f 213.680.1320

m 323.791.4191

www.redcat.org


Gear up Fitness Present Total Fat Burning - African Dance & Abs Attack Class Cardio & Strength Training Combined With Intense Core Concentration

At 6689 West Sunset Blvd Hollywood CA 90028 For info: (323) 401-8596 fastresult@sbcglobal.net Beginning Thursday Feb, 12 at 6pm

Are you looking for a fitness method that gives you results you can see quickly? Are you tired and bored doing the same workout? If you answered yes, you need to read on.........

Dance Instructor and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Rueben will be teaching his MOS EFFECTIVE fat burning, toning, abdominal reducing, weight loss method of "African Dance" class. Get in shape and begin feeling healthy and energized again. Strengthen and tone your abdominal area, lose inches, burn fat, build muscle, increase strength, endurance and flexibility. Improve your balance and mobility and overall fitness level.

African dance is effective with fat burning as it strengthens and tones your abdominal area, helps you lose inches, increase strength, endurance and flexibility. It is "anaerobic" meaning it is both cardio and strength training combined. This dance form has over 38 distinct different positions with over 25 variations of endless fun with results you can see quickly. Get your entire body toned, trim and firm feeling energized.

You will love this dance form. Give it a try, you'll be hooked!

For fast results free online fitness training visit www.fitnessgenerator.com/Thefitnesslion And make a donation Just what you can afford to the organization Africans and Americans United for World Peace and Fitness


SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

Thanks to Sue Allard for the following info about San diego dance classes, events and more...

RHYTHM CONNECTION

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE DRUMMING SCENE WEEKLY CLASSES

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SADIA LEE *Fridays, 6pm: West African with Sadie Lee 2/1, 2/8, & 2/22 Kara Mack on 2/15 North County Dance, 535 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, 92024 $12/class, $10 w/student ID. Drummers welcome! For info: Diane 760/402-7229 or diansherbgarden@aol.com

*W African Djembe with Babacar: Wednesdays 6-7pm From Senegal, Babarcar is a great drummer who has been drumming for various dance classes in San Diego for some time. Classes are held at the WorldBeat Center. www.worldbeatcenter.org

*W African Djembe with Menelike: Wednesdays 6-7pm A previous student of Dr. Zak Diouf of Senegal, Menelike is also the lead drummer for the weekend classes of his mother, Makida Anderson. Classes are at the WorldBeat Center. For info: email mnlkturner@yahoo.com

*Tam Tam Mandingue - Weekly Djembe Classes with Ali Thomas San Diego's Certified (by Mamady Keita) TTM Instructor Mondays 7-8:30pm - Beginning Djembe Kava Workshop Room, 2804 Kettner Blvd, San Diego 92101 $40 for a 4 wk series or $12/class for drop-in

*W African Djembe with Ibrahima Ba: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Ibrahima is from Senegal and is also a member of the group - Sene Africa. Classes are $12 each and are held at the WorldBeat Center.

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm - two new Intermediate/Advanced classes! Solo Originale' Class the 1st and 3rd Tues of each month Solo Improv Class the 2nd and 4th Tues of each month. Intended for students who have studied Mandingue rhythms for at least two years, have tone & slap distinction, able to play rolls of 4, 5, & 6 notes.. Classes $15 each Kava Workshop Room, 2804 Kettner Blvd, San Diego 92101 Thursdays - Beginning/Intermediate Drum Held at: Well Within Traditional Healing Arts, 555 2nd St, Encinitas, 92024 $40 for a 4 wk series or $12/class for drop-ins Plenty of extra djembes for rent, walk-ins welcome at all classes! For info: email Ali at athomas@ttmusa.org or call 619/825-9921

*Saturdays, 1:30-3pm: W African Dance with Makida Anderson This class is tailored for all levels & abilities - men, women, and children, even wheelchair bound! Dances from Guinea, Senegal, and Mali. $12/class at the WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. For info, visit www.worldbeatcenter.org

*Tam Tam Mandingue - Weekly Djembe Classes w/Ali Thomas Certified TTM Instructor Mondays 7-8:30pm - Beginning Held at: Metro Floral, 3401 Adams Ave, San Diego Thursdays 8-9:30pm - Beg/Int Held at: Well Within Traditional Healing Arts, 555 2nd St, Encinitas, 92024 Djembes avail for rent, but must be reserved 1 day in advance! Cost for either class above: $40 for a 4 wk series or $12/class for drop-ins. Under 18 - 1/2 price, Students - $8. For info: www.ttmusa.org, athomas@ttmusa.org or call 619/825-9921

*WorldBeat Drum Classes: visit www.worldbeatcenter.org for the full schedule of classes in other styles of drumming also.

*Saturdays, 1:15-2:45: W African Dance with Aminisha Long time dance teacher and founding member of the local W African Dance troupe, Teye Sa Thiosanne, Aminisha's classes have resumed. Mountain View Recreation Center, 641 S. Boundary Street, San Diego. Call 619/524-3417 if you need directions. $15/class For info, MamaAminisha@cs.com

*Adama Diop's W African Drum & Dance Classes Still available for hire for shows or djembe/sabar drum repair. Contact Adama at 760/644-9393 or noel_diop@yahoo.com for more info.

THE DANCING SCENE WEEKLY CLASSES

*Saturdays, 5-6:30pm: African Dance with Suzanne Forbes The director of Adaptacion, Suzanne's classes are known for their positive energy, fun vibe, and spirit of camaraderie. Held at Stage 7, 3980 30th St in North Park. $14/class or $40 for a card of 4, good at both of her classes. For info, contact Suzanne at forbesinvestor@sbcglobal.net

*Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm: African Dance with Kiki Kiki is taking a detailed look at basic aspects of traditional African Dance. Held at her home, space is limited. For info, to reserve space, or directions, contact Kiki: hakeemap@hotmail.com or 619/733-7279.

*Wednesdays, 7-8pm: African Dance with Dee Anderson With a core of West African Dance, Dee fuses it with dynamic traditional world movements. $12/class at the WorldBeat Center. For info, contact Dee at empiressdada@yahoo.com

*Sundays, 2-3:30pm: W African Dance with Makida Anderson Tailored for all levels-men, women, and children. Makida teaches dances from Guinea, Senegal, and Mali. (and you never know which drummers or dancers may show up and add extra fire to the class!) Held at the WorldBeat Center. $12/class. For info visit www.worldbeatcenter.org

*Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm: African Dance with Kiki Ogulu Fun, high-spirited, energetic class intended to teach African culture through drum & dance, foster a sense of community, and have a good time. Exploring the dances of Mali, she'll be working on Marakadon this month. Held at Dance Place at NTC Promenade, 2650 Truxton Rd, Ste 107*. *different/larger studio $15/class, $10 w/student ID, $50/month w/pre-registration For info, contact Kiki at hakeemap@hotmail.com

*Sundays, 2:30-4pm: W African Dance with Lisa Ezzard She has studied dance with teachers Youssouf Koumbassa, Abdoulaye Camara, Malong Bayo, Tambacounda Prod., and drumming with Mamady Keita. $10/class (includes day pass to the YMCA) or free to members at the Y Magdalena Ecke YMCA, 200 Saxony Rd, Encinitas. For info: email Lisa at birdbird@cox.net

DRUM CIRCLES & DRUM/DANCE EVENTS

*San Diego Women's Drum Circle: 1st Sat each month (May 2) 5:30-6:45pm Elisa teaches a drum class including technique and history of the rhythms (cost $8). For info: Elisa 619/417-6272 7-9pm is the Drum Circle at the Universal Spirit Center in Hillcrest (SW corner of Front and University) $7 donation. Drums are available to borrow or purchase. For info: www.sdwomensdrumcircle.com, VMorganMT@aol.com or call Vicki 619/563-4771

*San Dieguito Park Drum Circle - Solana Beach: 1st Sat each month Begins Around 1 or 2 -5pm (or until the park rangers shut it down!). Potluck and free-form drum and dance circle playing a mix of African, Middle Eastern, Latin, etc. Drum Circle is at the lower park entrance, parking is $3. The Park is off the Lomas Santa Fe exit in Solana Beach. For directions or more info email rolledtaco@cox.net

*Fallbrook Drum Circle - Fallbrook: Day and place change, please contact organizer for both 2 to 5pm Free and everybody's welcome. For directions or more information, call 760/723-1899. fallbrookdrum@aol.com

*Urban Drumming: 2nd Sunday each month 5:30-7pm Join with neighbors and friends in rhythm. Everyone welcome to participate, bring your instrument to play, rain or shine! 3401 Adams Ave, 92116 in the parking lot of Metro Floral/Peggy Walker Designs or in the studio (Ste B) if it rains. For more info, contact Peggy at padmamata@yahoo.com www.urbandrumming.com

*Meyoma Drum Circle - Encinitas: last Tues each month Bring a drum, a friend, your playful spirit, and have some rhythmical fun! $5 suggested donation, extra drums available. 7-8:30pm at Meyoma, 250 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. www.meyoma.com or www.frankdrums.com

*Saturdays, 12 noon-1:20pm: W African Dance with Lisa Ezzard Lisa has studied dance with teachers Youssouf Koumbassa, Abdoulaye Camara, Malong Bayo, Tambacounda Prod., and drumming with Mamady Keita. $10/class (includes day pass to the YMCA) or free to members at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA, 200 Saxony Rd, Encinitas. (I-5 N, exit Encinitas Blvd, E 1 blk). For info, email Lisa at birdbird@cox.net

*Saturdays, 1:15-2:45pm: W African Dance with Aminisha A longtime African dancer and teacher, Aminisha teaches at the beautiful Mountain View Community Center, 641 S Boundary St, 92113. $12/class, 20% discount for a series of 4. Call aminisha @ 619/527-3417 for directions/info, email MamaAminisha@cs.com or check out www.teyesathiosanne.com

*Saturdays, 1:30-3pm: W African Dance with Makida Anderson Makida's daughter, Queenie, is subbing for her - but Makida is still there for all classes. This class is tailored for all levels & abilities - men, women, and children, even wheelchair bound! Dances from Guinea, Senegal, and Mali. $12/class at the WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. For info, visit www.worldbeatcenter.org

*Saturdays, 4-5:30pm: African Dance with Suzanne Forbes Also the director of Adaptacion, Suzanne's classes are known for their positive energy, fun vibe, and spirit of camaraderie. Held at Stage 7, 3980 30th St in North Park. $12/class or $40 for a series of 4. For info, contact Suzanne at forbesinvestor@sbcglobal.net

*TRADITIONAL W AFRICAN DRUM CLASS with Dave Hilal - MISSION VIEJO Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm Dave has studied with masters Mamady Keita, Famadou Konate, and others. $15 for the 2hr class One Performing Arts, 24002 Via Fabricante Ste 408, 92691. For more info: www.oneperformingarts.com or dave3xf@yahoo.com

*Sundays, 2-3:30pm: W African Dance with Makida Anderson Tailored for all levels-men, women, and children. Makida teaches dances from Guinea, Senegal, and Mali. (and you never know which drummers or dancers may show up and add extra fire to the class!) Held at the WorldBeat Center. $12/class. For info visit www.worldbeatcenter.org

MARKETPLACE: DRUMS, CDS, ETC.

*DJEMBES & DUNUNS FROM AFRICA For Sale Vicki Morgan - VMorganMT@aol.com Frank Lazzaro - flazzaro@msn.com 760/703-1487 Ali Thomas - dununbabe@yahoo.com Benjamin Sweardonez - jemben@gmail.com 619/495-0756 Christopher Swanton - djembefola82@mac.com

*EGYPTIAN DOUMBEK DRUMS For Sale - new, some with inlaid designs. Also, pro-quality doumbeks and riqs (arabic tambourines). Visit www.frankdrums.com or email flazzaro@msn.com

*MAMADY KEITA/TAM TAM MANDINGUE USA Info on Mamady's world tour, camps in Guinea, TTM schools/classes, instructional & performance videos/DVDs, CDs & THE book A Life for the Djembe - a reference of Mandingue rhythms for drummers and dancers: www.ttmusa.org or www.mamadykeita.com. To be added to the TTM newsletter, e-mail TamTamMandingue@yahoo.com

*NIKOLA CLAY West African Dance instructional video/DVDs, CDs and "Dance or Die" T-shirts/Dancewear are available at www.danceordie.us. Abdoulaye & Nikola's dance DVDs are now avail to rent or download from www.dancechanneltv.com along with many other dance films. For more info: danceordie@sbcglobal.net or 760/942-9927.

*YOUSSOUF KOUMBASSA Info on Youssouf's tour schedule, videos/DVDs, CDs, & dance camps: www.westafricandance.com. Also www.dancingvillage.com has additional info on Camp Fareta and pictures from prior camps.

*LAMINE "DIBO" CAMARA Dibo is returning to san Diego! He has new drums and lots of great clothing to sell as well as his CDs. For info: rmcamara@msn.com

OTHER LOCAL MONTHLY EVENTS DRUM CIRCLES & DRUM/DANCE EVENTS

*San Diego Women's Drum Circle: 1st Sat of each Month 5:30-6:30pm Elisa teaches a drum class including technique and history of the rhythms (cost $8). For info: Elisa 619/417-6272 7-9pm is the Drum Circle at the Universal Spirit Center in Hillcrest (SW corner of Front and University) $5 donation. Drums are available to borrow or purchase. For info: www.sdwomensdrumcircle.com, VMorganMT@aol.com or call Vicki 619/563-4771

*San Dieguito Park Drum Circle - Solana Beach: 1st Sat each Month Begins noonish-5pm (or until the park rangers shut it down!). Potluck and free-form drum and dance circle playing a mix of African, Middle Eastern, Latin, etc. Drum Circle is at the lower park entrance, parking is $2. The Park is off the Lomas Santa Fe exit in Solana Beach. For directions or more info email rolledtaco@cox.net

*Urban Drumming: 2nd Sunday each Month Join with neighbors and friends in rhythm. Everyone welcome to participate, bring your instrument to play, rain or shine! 3401 Adams Ave, 92116 in the parking lot of Metro Floral/Peggy Walker Designs or in the studio (Ste B) if it rains. For more info, contact Peggy at padmamata@yahoo.com

*BEGINNING W AFRICAN DANCE: MISSION VIEJO Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm taught by Julie Calderin. She has studied with Sidiki Sylla in VT and Youssouf Koumbassa in NY. She is seeking more drummers for the class with knowledge of Guinean rhythms. $12/class at One Performing Arts, 24002 Via Fabricante Ste 408, 92691. Check out www.oneperformingarts.com

*WEST AFRICAN DANCE CLASSES: SAN CLEMENTE & ANAHIEM Not confirmed, email contact person to confirm. -San Clemente, Wednesday eve taught by Deanna Moore moore.deanna@gmail.com -Anahiem, Mondays 6:30-7:30pm taught by Tamara Mobley tammcmobley@hotmail.com

*AFRICAN BEAT LIST For other up-to-date bulletins on Southern California dance/drum happenings, subscribe to africanbeat@yahoogroups.com

*AFRICAN MUSIC DIGEST A nationwide email list offers info on drum/dance classes, camps, and events around the USA. Send a blank email to AfricanMusicsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

SAVE THE DATES

*Djembes and Dununs from Africa - new and used.

Vicki Morgan - VMorganMT@aol.com,

Frank Lazzaro - flazzaro@msn.com,

Ali Thomas - dununbabe@yahoo.com,

Benjamin Sweardonez - jemben@gmail.com 619/495-0756

Christopher Swanton - djembefola82@mac.com 619/621-0569

*Drum Repair and Percussion needs www.wedrum.com, contact Chris: 619/621-0569 or djembefola82@mac.com

*MAMADY KEITA/TAM TAM MANDINGUE USA Info on Mamady's tours, camps, TTM schools/classes, instructional & performance videos/DVDs, CDs & book A Life for the Djembe - a reference of Mandingue rhythms for drummers and dancers: www.ttmusa.org or www.mamadykeita.com

*NIKOLA CLAY West African Dance instructional video/DVDs, CDs and "Dance or Die" T-shirts/Dancewear are available at www.danceordie.us. Abdoulaye & Nikola's dance DVDs are now avail to rent or download from www.dancechanneltv.com along with many other dance films. For more info - danceordie@sbcglobal.net or 760/942-9927.

*YOUSSOUF KOUMBASSA Info on Youssouf's tour schedule, videos/DVDs, CDs, & dance camps: www.westafricandance.com. Also www.dancingvillage.com has additional info on Camp Fareta and pictures from the 2007 camp.

CONTACT INFO

To be kept updated on specific classes:

CONTACT INFO

Contact the teacher/organizer to be added to his/her individual list.

*Adama Diop: noel_diop@yahoo.com

*Aminisha/Teye Sa Thisoanne: www.teyesathiosanne.com MamaAminisha@cs.com

*Dave Halil: dave3xf@yahoo.com

*Fallbrook drum Circle: fallbrookdrum@aol.com *Frank Lazzaro: www.frankdrums.com flazzaro@msn.com

*Gracy Ferreguetti: marrom@cox.net

*Hakeema "Kiki" Ogulu: hakeemap@hotmail.com

*Juan Carlos Blanco: omoache@earthlink.net

*Lamine "Dibo" Camara: rmcamara@msn.com

*Lisa Ezzard: birdbird@cox.net *Makida Anderson:

*Mamady Keita/Tam Tam Mandingue: www.mamadykeita.com www.ttmusa.org or athomas@ttmusa.org

*Menelike Turner: mnlkturner@yahoo.com

*Nikola Clay: www.danceordie.us or danceordie@sbcglobal.net *San Diego Women's Drum Circle: www.sdwomensdrumcircle.com or VMorganMT@aol.com *San Dieguito Drum Circle: rolledtaco@cox.net *Sene Africa/Ibrahima Ba & Amadou Fall: seneafricalsenegal@yahoo.com *Suzanne Forbes/Adaptacion: forbesinvestor@sbcglobal.net *Urban Drumming: padmamata@yahoo.com *WorldBeat Center: www.worldbeatcenter.org

Contact the teacher/organizer to be added to his/her individual list.

*Adama Diop: noel_diop@yahoo.com

*Aminisha/Teye Sa Thisoanne: www.teyesathiosanne.com MamaAminisha@cs.com *Dee Anderson: empiressdada@yahoo.com

*Frank Lazzaro: www.frankdrums.com, flazzaro@msn.com

*Gracy Ferreguetti: marrom@cox.net *Hakeema "Kiki" Ogulu: hakeemap@hotmail.com

*Juan Carlos Blanco: omoache@earthlink.net

*Lisa Ezzard: birdbird@cox.net

*Makida Anderson:

*Mamady Keita/Tam Tam Mandingue: www.mamadykeita.com www.ttmusa.org or athomas@ttmusa.org

*Menelike Turner: mnlkturner@yahoo.com

*Nikola Clay: www.danceordie.us or danceordie@sbcglobal.net

*San Diego Women's Drum Circle: www.sdwomensdrumcircle.com or VMorganMT@aol.com

*San Dieguito Drum Circle: rolledtaco@cox.net

*Suzanne Forbes/Adaptacion: forbesinvestor@sbcglobal.net

*Urban Drumming: padmamata@yahoo.com

*WorldBeat Center: www.worldbeatcenter.org


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NANA YAW ASIEDU AND HIS ILE AYAN'S FORMULA FOR DRUMMING:Master Teacher

Children's West African Drum Classes with Nana: Tuesdays

Toddlers (6 mos-6 yrs) 2:00-2:30pm & 3:00-3:30pm

Older children 3:30-4:15pm

For info: 619/609-3029 or ileayan@cox.net

" ILE AYAN'S" FORMULA FOR DRUMMING!

LESSON PLAN 'A'

THIS FORMULA CAN BE USED FOR ADULTS,TODDLERS AND CHILDREN. IN MY PROGRAMS, THE CHILDREN FIND IT EASY TO PLAY BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THEY CAN IDENTIFY WITH.IT TAKES AWAY THE FEAR OF SOMETHING NEW BEING INTRODUCED TO THEM THAT THEY MAY HAVE NEVER DONE. DRUMMING ISN'T PART OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS. THIS IS HOW IT GOE'S...!!

THIS IS REPEATED BY THE PARTCIPANTS....................

TO PLAY THESE INSTRUMENTS, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS KNOW HOW TO:

1.COUNT

2. KNOW HOW TO LISTEN

3. PAY ATTENTION

4. HAVE SOME DISPLINE

5. SMILE

6. HAVE FUN

7. BUT MOST OF ALL, KNOW HOW TO COUNT,

BECAUSE DRUMMING IS:

A. ADDITION

B. SUBTRACTION

C. MULTIPLICATION

D. DIVISION

E. ALGEBRA

F. TRIGONOMETRY

G. SCIENCE

H. PSYCHOLOGY

I. AND ALSO DRUMMING CAN HEAL THE SICK(your soul).

I USE WHOLE NUMBERS, AND FRACTIONS TO GET THE CHILDREN STARTED. THEY INDENTIFY WITH IT QUICKLY.

WITH THIS FORMULA AND RE-INTRODUCING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT BRAIN and THE LEFT BRAIN TO THEM AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE USE OF IT.,ex: BALANCE, FOCUS, CONCENTRATION,VISUAL SKILLS, AUDIO SKILLS, AND MUCH MORE.

LOOK UP EACH WORD THAT MAY RELATE TO AND OR REFLECTS THE POSITION USED FOR A DRUMMER. ALL MUSIC COMES FROM THIS FORMULA, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. THIS IS BETTER SHOWN WHEN I PUT TOGETHER MUSIC COMPOSITIONS FOR CHILDREN.THIS IS WHEN I MUST USE THIS FORMULA. FOR NOW, WE ARE IN THE AREA OF POLY.MORE THAN ONE. ILE AYAN IS COMMITTED TO THE GROWTH OF ALL PEOPLE, ALL CHILDREN, FOR THE CHILDREN ARE THE NEXT GENERATION. THEY ARE CRYING OUT FOR A NEW WAY AND APPORCH TO THE TRUTH AS THEY SEE IT.

MUSIC IS THE THE CURE FOR ALL! CROSSING OVER ALL COLOR BARRIERS.THE UNIVERSE MOVES WITH A PULSE, A BEAT THAT ONLY SOULS PAY ATTENTION TO. WE MUST BECOME A PART OF THAT BEAT, AND KNOW THAT WE HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN DIFFERENCE. PEACE TO YOU ALL!!

NANA YAW ASIEDU CO-FOUNDER of "ILE AYAN" CULTURAL INSTITUTION of HIGHER LEARNING

e_mail me @ ileayan@cox.net

619-269-4009


Nana's Children West African Drum Class

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Nana and his twin daughters


Salimu Anderson WorldBeat' s Cultural Director :WorldBeat' s Cultural Director Salimu Anderson

Dance classes every sat. at 1:30 sunday at 2:00 World Beat Center 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego,Ca. in "Balboa Park"

WorldBeat's Dance and Theatre department. Working with children & adults of all ages. Directed by WorldBeat' s Cultural Director Salimu Anderson

NIA (Pupose) Celebration - Thursday - Dec 30th 8:00pm - @ WorldBeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Blvd, Balboa Park. San Diego, CA 92101

Locations Kwanzaa Performance, Ballet to Books will be held at:

Spring Valley Branch - Monday, Dec 27th at 3:00pm 619-463-3006

Casa De Oro - Tuesday, Dec 28th at 6:330pm

(It will be held in the Community Room of the Lemon Grove Branch Library) 619-463-3236

El Cajon Branch - Wednesday, Dec 29th at 3:00pm 619-588-3718

For more info call - WorldBeat Center - 619-602-9003

NGUZO SABA Seven Principles:

Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Creater of Kwanzaa, Maulana Karenga

Copyright � WorldBeatCenter .org. All rights reserved.

Free entance & Karamu (Kwanzaa Feast)

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BERNARD THOMAS AND AMINISHA:Teachers

Weekly:every Friday 6:00 to 8:00pm at THREE'S COMPANY, 3255 Fifth Avenue,San Diego.Class by AMINISHA and BERNARD THOMAS,Director of TEYE SA THIOSANNE.For info call 619-262-4063 or 619-262-2141.

CHARMAIN & PAULO

they moved


AYO SHARPE-MOUZON, Entertainer, Teacher, is now in Northern California - Bakersfield, Calif. since 12/2010. Ayo Sharpe-Mouzon :Entertainer, Bakersfield, Calif..

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African Dance Entertainer, Ms. Ayo Sharpe-Mouzon**** Ayo creates a delightful blend of dance, song, & jazz-lyrical poetry with "Roots Culture" musicians for your entertainment... ALSO ***Step-Into-the-Fountain-of-Youth Spa Retreats & Workshops: Accomplished California/Arizona National Touring Artist has taught & danced since the early 70's. Ayo's unique approach to fitness and well-being will give your clients the elixir of energy, flexibility, buoyancy and youth... Picture #1. - Ayo razzle, dazzles onto the stage in royal purple & cowrie shells, at the West Palm Beach Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, Florida (2/2009). News Press

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Picture #2. - Step-Into-the-Fountain-of-Youth!!! Ayo teaching in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (10/2007). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette She was teaching in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. This picture was posted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept./2007). Corrections: Ayo is in Northern California - Bakersfield, Calif. since 12/2010. Also, people can follow her classes and performances on Facebook at Ayo Sharpe-Mouzon, until she sets up a new website. And they can view a Lamba demonstration at: Youtube video ayo sharpe-mouzon.... Her performances are based on her CD of authentic, African songs & original, jazz-lyrical poetry entitled "Cowrie Shells". Razzle dazzle Sapphire (& her Grandmother's name is/was Penina Sapphire Diggs)... Imani Ayo (760) 917-3685


NORTHERN CALIF:

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OAKLAND


ALSENY SOUMAH host the... 3rd Annual Guinee Dance Conference In honor of Mohamed Kemoko Sano

Memorial Day Weekend Tue May 22nd - Sunday May 27th

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts 1428 Alice Street, Oakland, Ca.

Invited Guest Artist (Dance) Include: Guinea--Mariama Bangoura, Mariama Camara, Nima Toulaye Camara, M'Mah Toure, Fadima Traore, Yalani Bangoura, Naby Bangroura, Youssouf Koumbassa, Mamady Sano, and Alseny Soumah.

Senegal--Mariama Faye, Aziz Faye, and Ousseynou Kouyate.

USA--Carla Service

Invited Guest Artist (Drum) Include: Guinea-- Bolokada Conde, Mohamed Kouyate, Mangue Sylla, Fode Bangoura, Fode Lavia Camara, Karamba Dioubate, Kolipe Camara, Mamadouba Mito Camara, and Amadou Camara.

Senegal--M'bor Faye, Ibou Ngom, and Samba Guisse.

For more information and a conference schedule see Alseny Soumah or email dance.drum@gmail.com or lahydi@yahoo.com

*** You have received this email because you have been a supporter of cultural arts in the bay area and or we feel like this event would be of interest to you. Should you not want to receive any future emails reply with REMOVE in the subject line. Thanks!

~Danielle DeLane Khaley Adouna Productions African Dance & Drum dance.drum@gmail.com


Diamano Coura means those who bring the message Fans of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival won't want to miss this amazing performance by one of the paramount West African Dance companies in the United States:

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DIAMANO COURA WEST AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY'S MUSIC AND DANCE SCHEDULE

At the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts-1428 Alice Street,Oakland, CA 94612:

Monday 7:00-8:30pm Women's Sabar Drumming Dr. Zak Diouf

Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm Women's Sabar Drumming- Dr. Zak Diouf

Saturday 2:30-4:00pm West African Dance (mixedlevels) Naomi/IbrahimaDiouf

Saturday 5:30-7:00pm Women's Sabar Drumming- Dr. Zak Diouf

Contact Madiou Diouf for private lesson in the art of djembe and dundun playing.

At Laney College,Oakland (mustregisteratwww.peralta.cc.ca.us):

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm West African Dance

Fridays 5:00-8:00pm West African Dance

Mondays-Thursdays during the summer session

Prices for classes held at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts are

$12.00 Adults

$10.00 Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Naomi Diouf, Artistic Director

Phone: 510-326-1968

Fax: 510-276-1003

call 510-326-1968, email diamanoc@aol.com, or visit www.DiamanoCoura.org.

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Drummers visible on this picture,are, from left to right: Nana Yaw Asiedu(compliment Djimbe), Zak Diouf(artistic director), Abou Kounta(lead djimbe)

Drummers not visible: Marc Kavana(bass drum), Chui-Gregory Banks (on kotiro), Omar(compliment djimbe)

Dancers visible on the picture, from left: brother Diarra(lead dancer, far left), Ms Didi, Ms Takiya,and brother Assan Konte(choreagrapher, far right)

Dancers not visible: Mrs Naomi Diouf(choreagrapher), Ms Amaniyea Payne(lead dancer), brother Mamadi keita, brother Carlos Spivey(acrobat), and Ms Seide Lee Marlene(lead dancer).

The artists on stilts asked not to reveal their names.However, brother Dosso and brother Koumbo were responsible for providing these stilt walkers to the show.

MASTER TEACHERS

This is the most experienced and most reliable group. They are always available and consistent. If you want to learn seriously, this is the group to take classes from . They have been in existence for 40 years. Zak and Naomi have inspired thousands of drummers and dancers throughout the United States and Europe.

For info call 510-278-2681.

http://www.diamanocoura.org/

DIAMANO COURA




ST LOUIS OBISBO:

Brother Amon Sherriff: Teacher Every Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 3pm. at the YMCA. For info call brother Sherriff at 805-541-4071.

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CEEDO:( ALASSANE,teacher & ABOULAYE DIAKITE,master teacher): Very excellent and authentic drumming. however they are on and off. Call 510-632-6974. or call Dosso


Graduation ceremonies, Bounta, Ivory Coast, West Africa, Dec 1996

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Graduation ceremonies, Bounta, Ivory Coast, West Africa, Dec 1996

AFRICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE (C.K.): try 415-642-2678 or 510-234-5624.

VINCENT RAYMOND,TEACHER for more info try 510-451-1230.

FUA DIA CONGO (MALONGA & NBAYERO): It is with deep sorrow that we are announcing the death of Malonga: some drunken driver fatally hit him...this is a sad sad news...it is a big loss...

DIMENSIONS DANCE THEATER (DEBRA Vaughn): They used to be at 6300 Shattuck Ave, Oakland. They do South-African and West-African dances. Call Dosso at 626-974-5621

BANTABA ENSEMBLE (MOSHEH MILON):

HARAMBEE DANCE ENSEMBLE (AKILI): On vacation Call 510-532-8558 or 415-451-1230.


West African Dance Class with Ousseynou Kouyate from Senegal

Every Friday 6:30pm to 8:00pm $12 per class

Live Drumming

All levels welcomed

Malanga Casqulard Center for the Arts 1428 Alice Street, 3rd Floor Studio C Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 253-5875

http://djialykundakouyate.tripod.com

djialykunda@hotmail.com

Kelly Kouyate John Muir Elementary School

510-644-6410

Kelly_Kouyate@berkeley.k12.ca.us


SEATTLE:

SEATTLE:


Graduation ceremonies, Bounta, Ivory Coast, West Africa, Dec 1996

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Graduation ceremonies, Bounta, Ivory Coast, West Africa, Dec 1996

OCHEAMI (KOFI ANANG & CECILIA):Weekly: every Mon and Wed from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, class at Madrona Dance Center, Seattle; &6:00. For info, call 206-329-8876 or 206-625-4303. They do West African dance, mainly rhythms from Ghana. This is the only credible group in the state of Washington. There is a group of excellent Liberian artists based in this city also. Call Naomi at 510-278-2681.

PHOENIX,AZ.

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PHOENIX,AZ.

GHANAIAN RHYTHMS WITH UNCLE C.K.GANYO,DIRECTOR( ADZIDO)

Weekly: every Mon Wed Fri from 7 to 9 pm at 30 West Culver # C. For info call 602-253-5920. He also teaches at Arizona State University. It is a credit course, so you need to be enrolled before taking this class.Uncle C.K. Ganyo is also the Director of AFRICAN MUSIC & DANCE at Arizona State University, TEMPE.Brother KEITH JOHNSON is the lead drummer.

KAWAMBE AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLE, MARK SUNKETT,DIRECTOR.

Weekly:Every Thursday at 7pm and every Saturday at 10 a.m., and every Wed at 5:30pm for children.Classes are at East Lake Park.For more info call 602-962-7547.

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TUCSON,ARIZONA:

NANFOULE AFRICAN FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE: ABDULAI AZIZ:DIRECTOR,Tucson,AR. moved to D.C.


Scottsdale,ARIZONA:

AYO SHARPE-MOUZON Moved to Oceanside, California Ayo Sharpe-Mouzon :Teacher,Scottsdale,AZ.


OHIO:

OHIO:

AFRIKAN-AMERICAN DRUMS & DANCE ENS: Weekly: every Sat 12 to 1:30 pm at The Arts Consortium, 1515 Linn St., in Cincinnati. For info call 513-281-DRUM.

TALKING DRUMS AT WAIF RADIO 83.3 FM with brother OJINGA. The station is located at 2525-Victory Parkway in Cincinnati. He is on the air from 9 to 11pm Fri. The show is called African Music and Interviews. He has been doing that for 14 years. He is also owner of KHAMISI AFRICAN DRUMS, maker of African drums since 1978.

RHYTHMS FROM LIBERIA & IVORY COAST WITH BROTHER KAIKPAI PAASEWE Weekly: every Fri from 7 to 9:30pm and Sat from 5 to 8pm at South Settlement House, corner of Innis and Washington in Columbus. For info call 614-475-6063.However, we heard that he is no longer at this location.Call Sister Yvonne Mumin, she may know 614-476-3690 or 614-252-6638

WATOTO UHURU DANCERS AND NABADAT HAWAT DRUMMERS: Weekly: every Fri from 6 to 7:30pm and Sat from 10 to 11:30am at St. Stephen's Community House, 1500 East 17th Ave, Columbus. Sister Yvonne Mumin is the teacher. For info call 614-476-3690 or 614-252-6638. Children oriented then adults.

WISCONSIN:

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WISCONSIN:

THE KO-THI DANCE COMPANY: Sister FERNE CAULKER, teacher. University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee 3203 N.Downer Ave. Mitchell Hall in Milwaukee WI 53201 414-442-6844 office 414-229-5232 studio Class on SATURDAYS 1:30 p.m.

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS:

MUNTU DANCE THEATER OF CHICAGO: Sister AMANIYEA PAYNE, teacher. Weekly: every Sat from 11 to 1pm Kennedy King College, 6800 South Wentworth Ave, Chicago 60621. Open class $7:00/class. For info 312-602-1135 and talk to Brother David Smith. This is another credible teacher well known from coast to coast for her integrity . This group is very reliable.

WATOSETO:Sister NAJWA, teacher :Weekly: every Sat from 2 to 4pm at 6820 S. Stony Island, Chicago. Also check the class at South Dr. The class is from 6 to 8pm. For info call 312-664-7943 or 312-942-3000 ext. 656 for the two classes.

MICHIGAN:

MICHIGAN:

OMOWALE CULTURAL SOCIETY: Brother SUNDIATA KEITA Weekly: every Tue Thu and Sun from 6:00 to 8:00PM, class/rehearsal at 742 W. McNicholl Rd, Detroit. Guinea and Senegal rhythms.Call 313-272-6553 or 313-831-9614 or 313-272-6555.

KENTUCKY:

KENTUCKY:

IMANI DANCE COMPANY,LOUISVILLE: Sister HARLINA CHURN, teacher. Her degree is in archeology and urban anthropology. She works with inner city kids and public housing kids. Her main area of concentration is in the cultural urban transplantation of African culture in America.She has three classes a week. She teaches about African musical instruments, the countries they came from and the people behind those instruments.Her classes are on Mon and Wed ,6:15 to 8:15pm for ages 13 and up;another class on Sat from 12:30 to 2pm for ages between 3 and 12. Call for info 502-895-9551. This is the only African dance company in Kentucky.


NEW YORK:

NEW YORK:

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Master dancer, drummer, choreographer and skill mask dancer

1973-1989 Ivory Coast National Ballet

Director of Kotchegna Dance Company

Dance and drum teacher: Djoniba Dance and Drum Center -- NY, NY

Makes African drums -- CDs and drums for sale

For more information go to

Kotchegna Dance Company

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK:

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West African Dance Classes in , Syracuse,Central New York
Biboti Ouikahlo , former member of the Ballet National of the Ivory Coast for 17 years

West African Dance Classes in , Syracuse,Central New York...

The Community Folk Art Center (Dance) Wednesdays: 6:15-7:45 p.m. *There will be no class on June 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience. BEGINNERS WELCOME!

Location: 805 East Genesse Street Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: 315-442-2230 www.communityfolkartcenter.org

NO Saturday Class Due to the renovation process at the new centre, Saturday class will be postponed. Class will resume once the new space is open.

Drop-in Class: $10 10- Class Card: $85 SU Student 10-Class Card: $65 SU Student Discount: $7 Classes are on a drop-in basis; there is no registration. *SU student discounts are for full-time students with ID


AFRICAN DANCE with Yalanani Bangoura EVERY MONDAY 7:30 - 9:00pm

Yalanani brings with him a rich repertoire of dance and folklore of Guinea, West Africa. Teacher and Performer of Traditional African Dance, Yalanani was born, raised, and trained in African Dance in Guinea, West Africa. He began his artistic career at an early age, first performing as a company member with Yankadi Dance of Mangadi Camara. Before re-locating to the U.S. in 1998, he performed with several companies, including Makourou of Balakante, Djima Star Dance of Matoto and with members of Les Ballet Africains de Guinea on special projects. He has taught extensively in Guinea and in the U.S. and is known for his high energy classes. The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org

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AFRICAN DANCE with M'Bemba Bangoura EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:30 - 9:00pm

A native of Guinea, West Africa, and M�Bemba Bangoura began dancing and drumming at a very early age. M�Bemba has displayed his high level of skill and artistry with such groups as, The Ballet of Conakry, in his nations capital, Ballet Djoliba, one of Guinea�s most widely recognized and respected traditional groups. While in the Ballet Djoliba, he worked side by side with Mamady Keita, a world-renowned master drummer. M�Bemba Bangoura has traveled extensively through Europe and the United States, teaching as well as performing. M�Bemba will bring his wealth of knowledge to The Dinizulu Center of African Culture and Research weekly African dance series. He will teach traditional dances from Guinea such as Lamban, Koku, Soli, Guinea Fare, Yankadi, and Makoru to name a few. Come and enjoy the traditional dance and music of Guinea! The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org

AFRICAN DANCE with Mariama Basse EVERY FRIDAY 7:30 - 9:00pm Starts Feb. 21, 2003

Mariama Basse is from Senegal, West Africa. Ms. Basse has performed and taught throughout Africa, Europe and Asia with the National Ballet Linger De Senegal and Fore Ga Kre. She will be teaching the Sabar discipline which includes some of the following dances, Barambaye, Kaolak, Thiebou Djen, Bambass, and Wango. Her principal drummer for this class will be Ibrahima Fall Diagne who is also a former member of The National Ballet Linger De Senegal.The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org

CHILDREN�S AFRICAN DANCE with Khadyjah Harper - Morales EVERY SATURDAY 10:30pm - 11:30pm The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org

Khadyjah began her study of dance and drums at the age of 10. Since that time she has studied locally under numerous African dance teachers and Schools of Dance. To further her training, Khadyjah traveled to Senegal, West Africa, where she studied both dance and drums with members of the National Company of Senegal. She has taught at the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, the Board of Education Schools and other programs. She has performed throughout the United States including appearances in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Dance Africa, the United Nations, and Lincoln Center, as well as at numerous colleges and universities. Have your children experience the richness and vibrancy of traditional African culture through African Dance at Aims of Modzawe, The Dinizulu Center of African Culture and Research the home of the Dinizulu Dancers, Drummers, and Singers. The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org

AFRICAN DRUMMING with Laurent Camara EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:00 - 7:30pm

Master Percussionist Laurent Camara recently arrived from Guinea West Africa and will teach a series of classes on the drumming techniques of the traditional music of Guinea and Mali. For more than 15 years, he was principal drummer with Les Ballets Africains and performed throughout the world with this company and with Les Percussions De Guinee. In l973, in recognition of his excellence as a percussionist and performer, Laurent Camara received meritorious notice and was honored by Sekou Toure the late president of Guinea, as the premier percussionist of Guinea. The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org

Have your children experience the richness and vibrancy of traditional African culture through African Dance at Aims of Modzawe Cultural Center, home of the Dinizulu Dancers, Drummers, and Singers. Every Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

BEGINNERS CLASSES - WEDNESDAY 7:30 - 9:00pm INTERMEDIATE CLASSES - THURSDAY 7:30 - 9:00pm *Ask about our membership Discounts

The Dinizulu Center of African Culture & Research 115-62 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11434 (718) 528-6279 / (718) 843-6213 email events@dinizulu.org With deep respect and sadness one announces the death of African dance elder Alice Dinizulu, artistic director (after her husband's transition) of the oldest dance company in the USA: Dinizulu's African Dancers, Drummers and Singers. Our beloved sister and mother even danced with legendary Asadata Dafora. She had just celebrated her 77 birthday, February 7. Arrangements have not been announced as yet.

LEZLY DANCE AND SKATE SCHOOL: YOUSSUF KOUMBASSA. MAIMOUNA Weekly: every Fri, Yussuf Koumbassa a brother from Guinea.Used to teach from 7:30 to 9pm. For info call 212-777-3232. Check first


Drummers in Zala, in the West of the Ivory Coast

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NEW YORK:

NEW DANCE GROUP: ABU DIARRA, teacher. Diarra moved to Atlanta For info call 212-719-2733.

INDIGO OBARA DRUMS & SPIRIT: OBARA WALI RAHMAN, Director Weekly: every Sun from 2 to 5pm at African Dance Club, 127 West 127th street, Harlem. For info call 212-731-4496 or 212-180-9394

ATCHADE ASSONGBA:Teacher(from BENIN) Women's drumming class every sunday 5 to 6:30pm at YOUR SPACE 260 East 138th street,BRONX,near 3rd Ave. Call 212-993-6582 or 212-681-0699. Every Wed 6 to 7:30pm Every Sat 4 to 6pm .All classes are held at the same place.

LADJI CAMARA:MASTER TEACHER Former lead drummer of LES BALLETS AFRICAINS DE GUINEE.This elder has inspired a lot of drummers worldwide.He passed on . He used to have a class Weekly: every Sat 4:30 to 6pm at 317 E.Houston,one block east of Ave B; enter on Attorney street.NEW YORK CITY 212-234-3706 or 212-716-4711.

MAGATTE FALL:Master teacher Former choreographer and Artistic Director of LE BALLET NATIONAL DU SENEGAL.This is definitely another excellent class to go to. Weekly: every Wed 7:30 to 8:30pm every Sun 5 to 6:30pm ;both classes are held at LEZLY DANCE & SKATE SCHOOL 622-26 Broadway(Bleeker & Houston).Check 212-777-3232.

NEW YORK:

ABDOULAYE EPIZO BANGOURA:Teacher Excellent Balafon player;he used to play for MADAME SEKOU TOURE the former First Lady of GUINEA. We encourage you to go to this class.Epizo is well known all over Europe but mainly in Paris where his group is established. He moved to Australia...Aboulaye Epizo Bangoura

NEW YORK:

MARIE BASSE, YOUSSOUF K. and AMADOU, teachers: ST LUKES COMMUNITY CENTER, 259 Washington Avenue,Brocklyn,New York.Every night 7:30pm and all day saturdays. Call and check 718-638-7622.

MARIE BASSE, and ALI SILLA:Every Monday 7:30pm Marie Basse.Every Thursday, 7:30pm Ali Silla. At Lezly Dance and Skate School 622-22 Broadway ,New York call the school first 212-777-3232.

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BLE:

Teacher He has an excellent dance company that does mainly dances from the Ivory Coast. They got all kinds of maskerades: Zaouli from the Gouro people, entertainer masks for secular festivals such as weddings and stilt walkers from the Dan people. The stilt walker dance is the most original. This striking show features dancers perched on gigantic stilts, reaching as high as ten feet; they perform dance steps with a devilish agility, and sometimes do a balancing act on one stilt, while the other is folded. You must go see this brother's group.

BI HENRI,master teacher ,ZAMBLE GASPARD,master teacher: Call Dosso at 626-974-5621 . BOSTON, MASS:

BOSTON, MASS:

IBRAHIM ,MASTER TEACHER 617-623-3408

NEW JERSEY:

NEW JERSEY:

MARIE BASSE:Master teacher

Former member of LE BALLET NATIONAL DU SENEGAL.Her style,her integrity on the dance floor,her dance techniques make this sister one of the best teachers in the nation.

Weekly: every Sun 12 noon to 1:30pm at MAIMOUNA KEITA SCHOOL OF AFRIKAN DANCE,CHAD SCHOOL 308 south 9th street,NEWARK 201-622-1061 or 718-455-7136.Bring a friend.

PHILADELPHIA:

PHILADELPHIA:

CHUI-GREGORY BANK,S: TEACHER .Weekly:Every Tue 6 to 8pm at THE MORRIS ESTATE CULTURAL CENTER, 16th and Chelton, West Oak Lane. Wed 7:30 to 9:30pm at COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER 3500 Lancaster Ave Sat 10 to 11am chilren 11 to 1pm adults both classes at Community Education Center .For info call 215-924-1102

N.CAROLINA:

N.CAROLINA:

CHUCK DAVIS AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE, CHUCK D. , teacher. Brother Davis teaches at DUKE University. His adult class meets two times a week.For info: 919-560-2729 or 919-56-2789. Classes open to advanced and beginners.

DURHAM ART COUNCIL: Sister SADIYAH, teacher. She was with CHUCK DAVIS. Now she has a children dance company at the Durham Art Council where she will be teaching every Thu from 6:30 to 8pm starting Sept 20. For info, call 919-560-2789.

KUMEUKA AFRICAN DRUMS & DANCE .Sister AUSET, teacher. Weekly: every Fri 6:30 to 8:30pm at J-Studio, 1413 N.Claiborne Ave New Orleans, corner of Claeborne and Estlanade. Rehearsals, every Tue and Thu. For info 504-827-0707. Super hot and hot Guinea, Mali, Senegal and East African rhythms.

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NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA:

KUMBUKA AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE COLLECTIVE KUMBUKA African Drum & Dance Collective is dedicated to the preservation of African and African-American folklore through the medium of dance, music and song. KUMBUKA consists of fifteen men, women and children, ranging in ages 9 to 55 years. This collection of artists are dancers, musicians, jewelers, drum makers, costume designers and painters.

These artists have studied extensively in Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and St. Louis. KUMBUKA�s objectives whenever performing, is to increase knowledge of African culture, demonstrate the significance that African culture has in elevating self-esteem, self-view and self-knowledge of young persons, familiarize the audience with rhythms, music and movement, and strengthen physical ability, stamina, flexibility and agility.

KUMBUKA seeks to increase the appreciation and visibility of African dance in the community at large, expose audiences who would normally gravitate to other types of dance forms to the art of African dance as well as attract those who would have never been exposed to any type of dance form in a theatrical setting.

The repertoire consists of dances from Senegal, Guinea, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria,Congo, Kenya , South Africa, Haiti and New Orleans. KUMBUKA is available for performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, self-esteem and motivational sessions.

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CULU CHILDREN DANCE COMPANY:ABDDOULAYE CAMARA, master .Weekly: every Sat 3:30 to 5pm then from 5:30 to 7:30pm.Former choreagrapher of the 1972 National Ballet of Senegal. Class is at J-Studio also, 1413 N. Claiborne Ave.classes. For info call 504-827-0707.

FREE SPIRIT AFRICAN DRUMMERS, DANCERS & STILT WALKERS: Brother ZOHAR ISRAEL .Weekly: every Mon and Wed from 6:00 to 8:00pm at J-Studio, 1413 N.Claiborne Ave,New Orleans. They got three stilt walkers. For info call 504-948-3448.

PERCUSSIONS INC: Weekly:every Sat at 12 noon at Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. Free drum class. Open to all. This is the only place in America where slaves could gather to recreate. Jazz was born here. This piece of info was given to us by sister Auset. For info on this class call 504-241-3812.

Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe, Inc Sistah Rfuaw Diarra, Teacher weekly classes Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30pm Adults, Saturdays - 10:00 am - 12:00 n Children at her home base "People's Village Cultural Arts Center" 1141 Teche Street, Troupe rehearsals, every Friday - 5:30 - 8:00 pm For More Info call 504-376-2500. Traditional and Contemporary African Dances and Rhythms and A Taste of New Orleans (Dances of Congo Square)

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA:

ATLANTA, GEORGIA:

BARE FOOT BALLET: Torkwase Ayoluwa Osahene founder/Executive Director Ramatu Mahmud Ass't Exe.Dir/Artistic Dir. Omelika Bynum, Co-Director of the children's dance Ens. Andrea Richards, Director Marketing/Administration. Tracie Greene, Director Resource Development Angela Robinson, Coordinator Special Events .Brent Becker, Accountant .Their home base is Alyo African Arts Center(AAAC) 281 peters st. Atlanta Georgia 30313 tel:404-523-6945.Their mission is founded on their dedication to teaching, performing and popularizing traditional African dance, music, song, and visual arts; their special focus group is the Inner city youth. they have two performance companies:

1- Barefoot Ballet, Manya ,Dance Theater (adult)

2- Children's Dance Ensemble. Here is their class schedule.

RAMATU MAHMUD, Teacher Every Wed 7:00 to 8:00 pm, adult ,intermediate and advanced West African dance class at Alyo African Arts center 281 peters street Atlanta, Georgia 404-523-6594

Theresa Howard, Teacher :every sat. 11:00 to 12:30pm,Adult stretch, tone & conditioning,at Alyo African Arts center 281 peters street Atlanta, GA 30313 ,tel: 404-523-6594.

Omelika Bynum, Teacher every sat. 1:15 to 2:15pm ,children's African dance, at Alyo African Arts center 281 peters street Atlanta, GA 30313 ,tel: 404-523-6594.

Barefoot Ballet fees:

annual registration: $10.00

family annual regist. $35.00

organization/group $75.00

individual classes $10.00

for 8 registered students $64.00

discount for col. students 10%

ATLANTA, GEORGIA:

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA:

Another group (Ghanaian) is based here also but has class every Sat from 1 to 3:00pm at the Art Exchange Building. Call for info 404-755-2979 or 404-624-4211, sister Alice Lovelace, Director.

MOR THIAM: Master teacher, 2597-A new Haven Dr Atlanta GA 30545 404-325-4126.

DIARRA ABU: Teacher and excellent dancer.He moved here a while ago. Call first Mor Thiam and ask about Diarra 404-325-4126.

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FLORIDA:

BROOKSVILLE, CENTRAL FLORIDA:

CAMP AFRICA FLORIDA 2013

Do not miss this annual unique, family friendly, high energy African drum, dance and cultural experience � CAMP AFRICA FLORIDA. Picture yourself immersed in the sights, sounds and flavors of an African village without ever leaving the continent. More than twenty professional African Drum and Dance Masters come together to host, entertain, perform and lead workshops in their arts. Learn the secret rhythms from African Masters of Drum. (10 workshops available) Learn the lively and spirited dances and the history behind the movements from African Masters of Dance. (10 workshops available) Learn to play ancient African hand-made traditional instruments, such as the Balafon, Dodo and Kora. (6 workshops available)

Attend youth classes. Join African song classes. Listen to storytellers share their experiences, those of their ancestors and the mysteries and lore of traditional African life. Sample African cuisine. Shop for arts, crafts, musical instruments and food from a variety of vendors. Thrill to the nightly entertainment of four professional African performing groups in their colorful native costumes. See legendary masked dancers perform their unique cultural ceremonies. Drum with the Masters at the nightly drum circle around the bonfire. Set up your tent and camp amid moss draped live oaks. (Primitive camping included in the price of admission)

This value-packed event is an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget. The only African camp in Florida! It all happens March 14-17, 2013 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, FL, centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. Register early and save! Find out more at www.campafricaflorida.com See you in our Village!

TAMPA, FLORIDA:

KUUMBA DANCERS AND DRUMMERS: MYRON JACKSON/NATALIE TALIAFERRO:TEACHERS .They train youngsters from their home base in TAMPA.After extensive research,the children make their own costumes and construct some of their own instruments. Performances,workshops, and residencies are available.For contact write to P.O. Box 3032 TAMPA .Florida 33601 or call 813-251-3725 or 813-831-4065.

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA:

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PALM BEACH, FLORIDA:

FATOU AND BOUBA CAMARA FATOU AND BOUBA CAMARA CALL 321-560-6200

they are new...check them out!

Miami/ Fort Lauderdale

Lamine Soumah & Moussa Soumare: We are offering classes in West African dance and drum in the Miami/ Fort Lauderdale area as part of Harande Hafare, Inc. a nonprofit group committed to combatting urban ills and enriching the lives of youth through cultural education.

Class info:

Lamine Soumah & Moussa Soumare teach traditional dance and drum from Guinea at ArtServe 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30. Classes are open to all ages and abilities. E-mail: soumah@peoplepc.com phone: 954-255-9127

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CLEARWATER, FLORIDA

DUNDU DOLE WEST AFRICAN BALLET ,Malick Sow, Musical Director Jackie Koonce- Hinson, Teacher

Weekly: Every Sat 11:00 to 12:30 Martin Luther King Center 1200 M.L.K. Blvd Clearwater Fl 34615 Tel: 813-462-6119. Every Monday from 7pm to 9 ,Ervin's All American Youth Department Holt Ave,Clearwater

WASHINGTON D.C.

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WASHINGTON D.C.

MASTER TEACHER: ASSANE KONTE of KANKOURAN

Kankouran

THE AFRICAN ROOM--3102 Mount Pleasant NW 202-234-1600

KAIETEUR RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 3815 Georgia Ave.NW 202-291-6200 .West Indian dining and music(in upstairs lounge) Fridays and Sat.

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WASHINGTON D.C.



MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

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The Mississippi Afrocentrik Dance and Drum Ensemble TM

The Mississippi Afrocentrik Dance and Drum Ensemble offers dance and drum classes twice weekly in Jackson, Mississippi and now.....Saturdays in Vicksburg! Classes begin with a traditional drum call and tambiko (libations) to remember our Afrikan ancestors. Students are then encouraged to participate in the "Afroebics" warm up/exercise sessions that are followed by studies and floor runs on West Afrikan dances. Drumming/percussion students accompany dance students with rhythms and drumming techniques. M.A.D.D.E also takes advanced students into Jazz dance and other modes of Afrikan-American musical expressions. In addition, various aspects of Afrocentric thought on personal growth, social issues and relevant matters are worked into the lessons or discussed, especially during the closing unity circle. Many of our drumming and dance students go on to perform with M.A.D.D.E and show off the dynamic skills that they have learned in class! Clearly, participating in the M.A.D.D.E program is an excellent opportunity for anyone to enrich themselves......and class participation is FREE.

Sherman Nunn Abdur-Razzaq - Lead Drummer/percussion instructor

Chiquila Pearson - Lead Dancer/dance instructor

Baba Ola Tunji - elder Drummer/percussion instructor

Clarisa Nunn Abdur-Razzaq - Director

M.A.D.D.E classes feature mostly West Afrikan rhythms and dances with some South Afrikan, Jazz and modern dances. Theatrical presentations, storytelling and spoken word are also featured. The classes are FREE to the community ( all ages welcomed) and take place each Thursday and Friday night on the campus of Millsaps College (at the Maurice A. Hall Athletic and Activities Center) from 7pm - 10pm 1701 North State Street, Jackson, MS and on Saturday afternoons from 3pm - 5pm at the Jackson Street Community Center 323 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS The Mississippi Afrocentrik dance and Drumm Ensemble may be contacted at (601) 373-3288 or P.O. Box 1367 Jackson, MS 39215-1367 or through our website at MSADDE

http://www.msadde.org/

email:nyameshabazz@yahoo.com

MSADDE


TEXAS

TEXAS

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Hello Mr. Dosso:

I am writing to inform you of Intuitive African Dance and Drum Culture's West African Dance Class, Rhythmic Movements, held each Friday 7-8:30pm at 3006 Rosedale, Houston, Texas 77004. The class features a great warm-up, complete with yoga and pilates movements and exciting dance with live drumming. The cost is $10. I have attached pictures for you to post.

Thank you for having such a wonderful site.

Tracie Jackson, Director

Intuitive African Dance & Drum Culture

713-520-7718

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IVORY COAST:

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When you get to Abidjan,the capital city,call the "National Institute of the Arts" at 44-20-31 or 44-26-73 or 44-26-74 or get a copy of the phone directory called

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"Annuaire Officiel des Abonnes au telephone" then go to the dance section called "Cours de Danse"; most of the dance class schedules are listed in this section.You can call Adama Drame,at 63-14-32 .He is a master drummer. Or check with ROSE MARIE GUIRO'S group called LES GUIRIVOIRES;they are in Cocody area, not too far from the National institute of the Arts.Or ask about the following dance groups:GRIOT CULTUREL DE COCODY, SOLEIL DE COCODY . You may want to go to Treichville Market,open 24 hours a day,7 days a week.This is where you will find anything you want to buy,including drums,clothes,art objects,etc.We recommend that you take an interpreter with you that can bargain in local languages.

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Call Bouin Zoueu Jacques for help. He speaks English and he will be glad to take you around. 27-90-04 ext. 3300. We strongly recommend that you visit Treichville Market because it is an international market where all countries in West Africa are represented.Every day,drum dealers get together here to play for fun and for business. ** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **

Regrettably; Here is an announcement to circulate:

Antoine Temp� Gnapa B�atrice Komb� in 2004.

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Gnapa B�atrice Komb�, the powerful dancer and choreographer from the Ivory Coast whose all-women troupe, Tch�Tch�, introduced her to the international festival circuit as a leader of Africa's new experimental dance, died on Thursday March 1, 2007 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She was 35. The cause was kidney failure, said the company's technical director, Marc Abdel Camara.


PARIS, FRANCE

When you get to Paris,buy the dance magazine called " Danses et Palabres".It is published by the

Association of African artists. Brother Cisse, from Guinea is the editor.

In this magazine,you will find African dance class schedules.

Or go to the CENTRE DE DANCE DU MARAIS 41 Rue du Temple;tel: 42-77-58-19.

They have a wide selection of dance classes here including African and Afro-Brasilian.

Or go to the STUDIO PETER GOSS near Metro Chateau D'eaux.

Or if you like Sabar call 42-62-66-55.They have lots of fun classes here.

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IRIE DJO BI, master teacher :also known as Doctor Djo Bi/b; he is an extraordinary drummer

from the national ballet of the Ivory Coast and he is the moving force behind several

troupes . He moved to PHILADELPHIA, USA. His drumming partner Gao Bi is still in London.

For Djo Bi's class schedule check with Dosso 626-974-5621 in Los Angeles or call Mekapeu Suzanne at 678-913-7322 .

This guy is from the gouro people and these people play very funky rhythms.

You definetely want to hear this guy.


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LONDON,U.K.:

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Maurice Dezou, artist, composer, producer, in his studio in London. Mr Dezou is from the Ivory Coast. He is an expert in television and a lecturer. Maurice Dezou is a leading figure in the multicultural arts scene in the Tees Valley, North of London Visit Mr. Dezou's Website


MSADDE

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCE FROM THE IVORY COAST

Castle Green United Reformed Church Kingsley Road Bristol

Bi Do Irie Marcel . K

Weekly starting Thursday 24th February 2005 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Contact:07976 507 458

African Dance is an art that brings your body and spirit into therapeutic harmony. It combines challenging movement, to develop your strength and coordination, with powerful percussion, to inspire and create an atmosphere of communal purpose and joy. The principles of African dance will increase your body�s control and grace, and will give you an experience of its expressive and harmonious potential. The drums provide a sinuous and pulsing electricity that will animate your body, thrill the senses and uplift the spirit. Bi Do Irie entered EDEC (Ecole de Danses et d�Echange Culturelle, Ivory Coast) in 1983, and performed with Les Guirivoires for 10 years, touring internationally. Highlights include: �1989 Brooklyn Academy of Music - Duram High School of Chuk Davis - Alvin Ailey Dance School �1990 Invitation from �N�DAYA International� inGreece �1991 Invitation from �Les Placettes� to Switzerland Bi Do moved to Germany in 1993.He has performed since then with many different groups and at festivals and cultural events in Europe and elsewhere. Bi Do is now based in Bristol. He has worked with Iroko Theatre Company in schools throughout the UK. Marcel K also studied at EDEC, and performed with Les Guirivoires from 1986 to 1992. Moving to Europe, Marcel performed with George Momboye, in Paris, and Kaago in London. Performances and workshops between 1992 and 1996 include WOMAD, Tribe of Doris, and The Nottinghill Carnival. Marcel established a dance class in Newport in 1998; and was employed as a dance teacher at Pembrokeshire College from 2001 - 2002. Marcel is now based in Bristol. For information Ivory Coast artists in UK, we recommend that you contact Peter Armstrong in London at (020) 8674 8417


GAO BI HENRI,master teacher ,ZAMBLE GASPARD,master teacher: Henri can be contacted at 07762 234553 in London; Gaspard at 07949 100261 in London.

I recommend that you go see these brothers.

Irie Djo bi leads them. All three are from the gouro people( central Ivory coast) and

these folks play some funky funky rhythms. You really want to hear and see these brothers

play together...

ROSE ZANE LOU TINAN, master teacher: We don't have exact numbers on Rose;however you can call Henri at 07762 234553 or Gaspard at 07949 100261.


MOUSSA CAMARA, master teacher .This brother is also known as djembe-fola.In the

Malinke language ,it means that he is a djembe player.It says a lot about him...

Weekly:every fri from 10 to 2:30pm. for workshops African dance at 182 Hammersmith road,

London W6 7DJ ,tel 081-846-9980 ,fax: 071-385-5447

TAXI PATA PATA AFRICAN ARTS ROOTS .MATHIAS NGOALA, master teacher:

This brother is from the Ivory coast but he plays mainly rhythms from Mali.

He has a series of workshops throughout London. He does it in collaboration with an

organization called Music works. Contact music works located at: 7 Langley Lane,

Vauxhall, SW8 1TJ or 2 Robsart street, Brixton, London SW9 0DJ tel : 071-793-0796

fax: 071-793-0816. Music Works is a registered charity for music education(No.298020) ADJIDO, Teacher. Weekly:Every Monday,from 6 to 9pm,at Stockwell Community Center.

You may want to buy the following magazines:Timout and City Limits.

You may also want to go to the following places: Africa Center, The Place, The Aslingtoin Art

Factory.


GUINEA: West Africa

Les Ballets Africains members

Fodeba Keita, Founder, second from left............................................................Fodeba Keita(1924-1969)

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Facely Kante, Co-founder, standing behind dancers

Papa Ladji Camara

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** ========================== LES BALLETS AFRICAINS was formed in Paris in 1952 by distinguished Guinean choreographer, Keita Fodeba, who enjoyed the support of numerous African heads of state. Les Ballets Africains toured the world successfully until Guinea�s independence in 1958 when they were invited to become the country�s national ensemble. Between 1958 and the present day, Les Ballet Africains has visited the four corners of the earth sometimes remaining on tour for up to two years at a stretch. On one extraordinary marathon, they appeared in 165 capital cities, presenting an astonishing 695 performances in 750 days, traveling 180,000 kilometer by plane, 33,000 by train and 21,000 by road. Les Ballet Africains have been recognized and encourage in their role of roving ambassadors, carrying with them on their travels the pride and aspirations of their people. The company�s ultimate mission is to foster a greater understanding of Africa with a view to creating favorable conditions for a healthy and fruitful cooperation between Africa and the rest of the world. Whether in Sydney, Rio, Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow or Los Angeles, their performance has always received a tumultuous acclaim, together with an open invitation to return. Today, with the continued encouragement and support of Dr. Saidou Dioubate, the National Director of Culture in Guinea, World Music Productions is organizing a new round of world tours starting in north America in 2004. Under the skilled guidance of director general, Italo Zambo and choreographer/technical director Hamidou Bangoura, the 35 strong ballet present their inimitable blend of tradition dance, music and storytelling, laced with superb demonstrations of spectacle, acrobatic, comedy and drama. Mamoudou Conde, official representative of Les Ballet Africains, has been involved in the arts since his birth. His interest in, and dedication to, the arts have earned him an international reputation of excellence. The world-renowned African dance company, Les Ballets Africains, was established by the legendary artist Keita Fodeba, Mamoudou�s charismatic relative. Paying homage to his cultural heritage, it is easy to see how Mamoudou is recognized and awarded worldwide for his contributions, development, and promotion of African dance and music. On February 25, 2003, Mamoudou Conde was awarded the Certificate of Honor by San Francisco�s mayor Willie Lewis Brown, jr. The certificate proclaims February 25th as Les Percussions de Guinee Day in San Francisco, California. As a symbol of great respect, Mamoudou opened the Board of Supervisor�s meeting for the city of San Francisco as honorary chair. That same day, Mamoudou was also awarded with the Certificate of Recognition by California Senator John L. Burton. World Music Productions 4012 Terminal Dr McFarland, WI 53558 Tel: 608/838-8845 Fax: 608/838-0378 Cell: 608/206-0664 email: mamoudou@lesballetsafricains.com ===============

Before you go to Guinea,make sure you have a letter of invitation from your host in Guinea.

Once in Conakry,the capital city,get in contact with the

Director of "LES BALLETS AFRICAINS" at: Les Ballets Africains,

Departement de la Culture Musee Sandervalia, Conakry, Guinea, W. Africa ,

Tel: 011(224) 44-50-40 .For Hotel Reservations, call Novotel at 011(224)44-47-68

or 011(224)44-46-83 or 011(224)44-50-22 assuming you are dialing from USA.

They speak English at this hotel.

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TOKYO, JAPAN:

There are several African dance classes offered in Japan. Their schedules change from time to time. We therefore recommend that you call the following number and talk to sister TOMOKO SUNAGAWA or brother MASAKAZU SUNAGAWA at 4573 Akiya, Yokosuka-City,KANAGAWA Japan 240-01; the telephone number to call is 011-81-468-578722 assuming you are dialing from the U.S. Thanks to brother LEROY DIGGS from Los Angeles for this info. A Jazz dancer in Japan is creating a homepage to introduce Dance related links for Japanese people. "This is just my hobby. I found your homepage and would like to link it to ours.

I am part of an NGO, Oxfam Japan http://www.oxfam.jp/en/, and we are planning a fundraiser for Oxfam's African projects. For that we are looking for things to show the public. I saw all amazing pictures on your site as well as videos of African dances. Would you allow us to show those materials during our event? I think it will greatly help promote Africa. Also, I am looking for people who can teach or perform African dancing here in Tokyo, but there are quite hard to find. So should you have any advice, we would love to hear it. Yours sincerely,

Marjolein van Gendt.

-- Fundraising Coordinator

International Volunteer Group

Oxfam Japan Japan


Take Phillip in Japan
Take Phillip in Japan

Hi, there

How are you? I saw your web and wanted send this info for you. This is only one day workshop August, 9 by Take' Phillip. She is a dancer, choreographer, drummer and has been studying West African and African Diaspora dance since '94. Currently lives in NYC. Flyer is attached.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Take Phillip


SIDNEY, AUSTRALIA:

Upon your arrival, buy a cultural magazine called ISIS p.o. box 236, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203.

Thanks to Sister Sandra Richards from Trinidad,residing in San Dimas, California,

for this information.

http://djembelfaq.drums.org/AU_teachers.htm

http://www.worldfusion.com.au/pages/noticeboard.html

http://djembelfaq.drums.org/as__african_dance_.htm

http://www.epizo.com

http://www.geocities.com/epizo_webmaster/links.html


STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN

ABDOULAYE CAMARA, TEACHER:Former member of LES BALLETS AFRICAINS DE GUINEE.

Tel: 08/647-4395 in Sweden. His address: c/o Cham, A. Stovargatan 47 ,12461 Bandhagen,

Sweden He has two groups right now that he directs; one in Sweden and one in Gambia.

He is from Guinea and is a world class choreographer, dancer, director and vocalist.

He conducts workshops throughout Europe, mostly in Scandinavia.

Visit also a store called BOUTIQUE, AFRIQUE, located at S:t Paulsg 3,11846 Stockholm T-bana

Slussen. Thanks to sister NIKOLA CLAY from San Diego California for this info.


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Books to read ?

1- African Religion & Philosophy by MGBITI,from UGANDA.

2- African Gods & Goddesses by JAY JAHN, from USA.

3- History of African Civilization by E. JEFFERSON MURPHY from USA.

4- The African Origin of Civiliza tion by CHEIKH ANTA DIOP from SENEGAL.

Check with this bookstore:

ESO WON BOOKS 900 N. LaBrea Ave. Inglewood CA 90302 Telephone: 310-674-6566 .

Open Mon-Sat 10 am til 7 pm Sun 12 pm til 5

WHERE TO FIND DJIMBES TO BUY?Call Zak at 510-278-2681

WHO CAN LACE YOUR DRUMS? Call Zak at 510-278-2681

WHO CAN DESIGN AND SAW YOUR COSTUMES?Call Naomi at 510-278-2681

Where to find African goat skins for your djimbe or base drums? Call Zak at 510-278-2681.



Please send us your donations to: Maurice Dosso,

mdosso@verizon.net Tel:626-358-2751

Phone: (626) 974-5621


We would like to suggest to all of our educators and policy makers in Africa and America to

include African dance classes in their school curriculum.


Whenever you hear about African dance classes, please let us know.


Stories from the village

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Dosso and his Computer Troubleshooting students, at Don Bosco Technical Institute,in Rosemead California USA Spring 2006

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Dosso and his Computer Troubleshooting senior students, at Don Bosco Technical Institute, in Rosemead California USA Fall 2005


Ivory Coast NEWS.




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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Computer Science department students, at Don Bosco Technical Institute, in Rosemead California USA Spring 2004
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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 12, 2008

from left to right: Karimi Saeideh, Martha Mejico, Nancy Pong, Patricia Fernandez, Gonzales Nora and Mr Dosso.


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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 12, 2008

from left to right: Karimi Saeideh, Martha Mejico, Nancy Pong, Patricia Fernandez, Gonzales Nora and Mr Dosso.


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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 12, 2008

from left to right: Karimi Saeideh, Martha Mejico, Nancy Pong, Patricia Fernandez, Gonzales Nora and Mr Dosso.


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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 11, 2008

from left to right: Martha Mejico, Gandhi Rashmi, Berbaum Richard, Karimi Saeideh, Patricia Fernandez


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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 11, 2008

from left to right: Martha Mejico, Mr. Dosso, Berbaum Richard, Karimi Saeideh, Patricia Fernandez


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Friends of the Ivory Coast


Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA January 29, 2009

front row, from left to right: Mary Carlson, Vongsouthy Kamchanh, Elizabeth Gaul, Shamira Chagpar, Gloria Ortiz, Rosario Arellano

back row, from left to right: Raquel escobar, Amy Gould, Pat Abrego, Mary Gutierrez, Mr. Dosso, and Ismail ortiz.


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Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 17, 2009

From left to right:Mong Tavol, Fabien Torres, Sharon Kwarula, Premjit Jongjiamjai, Sharon Rosas, Alma Rosas, Mr. Dosso


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Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA June 14,2010

From left to right, front row, the ladies: Hannah Cai, Karina Romo, Melody Garcia,Jeanita Amador

From left to right,back row: Robert Negrete, Bayani Amador, Mr Dosso, Michael Doto, Cecil Brower, Chahada Abboud


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Dosso and his Quickbooks Accounting Software students at Azusa Adult School,Glendora California USA January 25,2012

From left to right, front row: Susan Harlow, Rowena Wildin

From left to right,back row: Patricia Hunt, Ashkar Adriana, Leticia Siqueiros, Mr Dosso


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CIT101 Fall 2013 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Fall 2013 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Dec 17, 2013

From left to right, Julian Roca, Michael Gaytan, Arthur Javier, Carol Brantley, Jared Ivory, Mr. Dosso, David Gonzalez, Edwin Herrera, Joel Palacios, Lance Nelson, David Germany, Luis Gonzalez.

Missing from the photo: Talar Labbad (the photographer)

Notes: Arthur Javier, Carol Brantley,David Gonzalez, and Joel Palacios were not part of

this class. This is my first class at Mt Sierra College.


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CIT102 Winter 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Winter 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA March 18, 2014

From left to right, Julian Roca, Michael Gaytan, Arthur Javier, Carol Brantley, Jared Ivory, Mr. Dosso, David Gonzalez, Edwin Herrera, Joel Palacios, Lance Nelson, David Germany, Luis Gonzalez.

Missing from the photo: Talar Labbad (the photographer)


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CIT101 Winter 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology cit101 students, Winter 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA March 19, 2014

From left to right, Matthew Smith, David Croshaw, Edward Clarizio, Albert Gumbi, Simon Wu, Zachary Doerning, Mr. Dosso, Gabriella Bejarano, Diana Alcaraz, Priscilla Sores, Christian Bajaras.

Missing from the photo: Alec Maiwandi( the photographer)



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CIT102 Spring 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students at Mt Sierra College, Spring 2014 Quarter, Monrovia California USA June 18, 2014

The girls first, from left to right: Priscilla Sores, Diana Alcaraz, Gabriella Bejarano, and Jessica Curry.

Sitting in front row, from left to right: Taylor Collins, and Albert Gumbi.

Standing up, from left to right: David Croshaw, Simon Wu, Van Aguilar, Alec Maiwandi, Christian Bajaras, Mr. Dosso, Zachary Doerning, and Edward Clarizio.


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CIT101 Spring 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Spring 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA June 18, 2014

From left to right: Liu Peng, Luis Vasquez, Scott Steven, Montanya McBeth, Jonathan Contreras, Jose Bourgos Hernandez, Mr. Dosso, Cindy Mirkamali, Jennifer Quintero, German Machado, and Refugio Rodriguez

Missing on the picture is Giann Arroyo


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CIT101 Summer 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Summer 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Sept 17, 2014

Standing up, From left to right: Calvin Albarracin, Johnny Vanegas, Anthony Pidlaoan, Betsy Pena, Melquisedec Ellner Castillo, Alexander Applegate, Joaquin Arenas, Stephen Honrade, Sean Honrade, Christian Diaz, Mr. Dosso, Randolph Hyatt, Czarfred Rosales(behind Nancy Beltran), Andrew Jennex(against the wall), Nancy Beltran, Ming Peng, Daniel Vigil

Sitting, from left to right: Peter Steinlin, Norberth Momanyi

Missing on the picture is Christian Altuzarra


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CIT102 Summer 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Summer 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Sept 20, 2014

Standing up, From left to right: Giann Arroyo, Jennifer Quintero, Jose Burgos Hernandez, Montanya McBeth, Jonathan Contreras, Mr. Dosso, Luis Vasquez, Cleotilde Rodriguez, Gloria Villarreal, Refugio Rodriguez, Steven Scott, and German Machado.

Sitting, Peng Liu


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CIT102 Fall 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Fall 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Dec 18, 2014

From left to right: Daniel Tchinguengue, Alexander Applegate, Rosales Czarfred, Susan Adame, John Hybarger , Nancy Beltran, Randy Hyatt, Joaquin Arenas, Andrew Jennex, Stephen Honrade, Mr. Dosso, Christian Diaz, Sean Honrade, Christian Altuzarra, Calvin Albarracin, Anthony Pidlaoan, and David Lasisi .

Missing in the picture: Melquisedec Ellner Castillo


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CIT101 Fall 2014 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Fall 2014 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Friday Dec 19, 2014

From left to right: Alina Perez, Josh Mangram, Anthony Ruiz, Daniel Connolly, Gabriel Campiran, David Fuentes, Mr. Dosso, Raffi Tufenkjian, Chevelle Diaz, Eli Camacho, Rene Castro, Kasey Burns, and Michael Jacobs .

Missing in the picture: Sara Bassett



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CIT101 Winter 2015 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Winter 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Thursday March 19, 2015

From left to right: Tessa Swift, Donovan Witt, Alexander Gutierrez, and Mr Dosso


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CIT102 Winter 2015 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Winter 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Friday March 20, 2015

From left to right: Eli Camacho, Daniel Connolly, Gabriel Campiran, David Fuentes, Anthony Ruiz, Raffi Tufenkjian, Mr Dosso, Rene Castro, and Kasey Burns



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CIT120 Winter 2015 Quarter

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Winter 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Saturday March 21, 2015

Standing up, from left to right: Liezel Gutierrez, Robert Gutierrez, Donovan Witt, David Lasisi, Raffi Tufenkjian, Mr. Dosso and

Sitting: Peng Liu


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CIT120 Spring 2015 Quarter, 6 to 11pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Spring 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Monday June 15, 2015

From left to right: Kasey Burns, Calvin Albarracin, Luis Vasquez, David Fuentes, Rene Castro, Refugio Rodriguez, Mr. Dosso, Avetis Koburyan, Daniel Connolly, John Lay, and Shih Chieh Shen. Missing in the picture is Robert Houston.



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CIT102 Spring 2015 Quarter, 8am to 1pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Spring 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Thursday June 18, 2015

From left to right: Alexander Gutierrez, Donovan Witt, Ming Peng, Chul Ho, Mr. Dosso, Peter Steinlin, and Tessa Swift Missing in the picture is Robert Houston.



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CIT101 Spring 2015 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Spring 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Saturday June 20, 2015

From left to right: Dereck Pena, Ana Rendon Renteria, Tony Lam, Deborah Clarck, John Hybarger, and Mr. Dosso.


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CIT120 Summer 2015 Quarter, 8a.m. to 1pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Summer 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Tuesday September 15, 2015

From left to right: Dereck Pena, Terry Ridenour, Tessa Swift, Chul Ho and Mr. Dosso. Missing in the picture is Andrew Jennex



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CIT101 Summer 2015 Quarter, 1pm. to 6pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Summer 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Wednesday September 16, 2015

From left to right, in the top picture: Brian Wong, Steve Nguyen, Myriam hernandez, Mohammed Hoque, Mr. Dosso, Randy Gudadi, Terry Ridenour, Myda Arroyo, Avetis Koburyan, and Miles Gonzalez

Professor Vicky Panossian is standing between Steve Nguyen and Terry Ridenour in the bottom picture(front row).


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CIT102 Summer 2015 Quarter, 1pm. to 6pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Summer 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Saturday September 19, 2015

From left to right: Josh Mangram, Tony Lam, Michael Rose, Jimmy Phan, Rose Xiong, and Mr. Dosso. Missing in the picture is Robert Houston.


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CIT101 Fall 2015 Quarter, 1pm. to 6pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Fall 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Monday December 14, 2015

From left to right: Tanner Lovitt, Derena McCray, Rasheed Abboud, Jarred Corral, Justin Park, Dean Michaud, Mr. Dosso, and Kaitlyn Mahoney


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CIT120 Fall 2015 Quarter, 1pm. to 6pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Fall 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Thursday December 17, 2015

From left to right: Myda Arroyo, Brian Wong, Derena McCray, Rasheed Abboud, Jarred Corral, and Mr. Dosso



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CIT102 Fall 2015 Quarter, 6pm. to 11pm class, Room 125

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Fall 2015 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Friday December 18, 2015

From left to right: Steve Nguyen, Randi Gudadi, Dereck Pena, Renteria Ana Rendon, Deborah Clark, and Mr. Dosso. Missing in the picture is Avetis Koburyan.


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CIT102 Winter 2016 Quarter, 1pm. to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Winter 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Monrovia California USA Tuesday March 15, 2016

From left to right: Terry Ridenour, Myriam Hernandez, Myda Arroyo, Mr. Dosso, Justin Park, Dean Michaud, and Brian Wong.

Missing in the picture are: Mohammed Hogue and Sara Bassett( Sara withdrew because she missed two classes in a row).



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CIT101 Winter 2016 Quarter, 6pm. to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Winter 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wednesday March 16, 2016

Front row, from left to right: Carlos Castro(sitting in a wheel chair), Cathy Rincon(standing up)

Back row, standing up, from left to right: Diana Castro, Francisco Garay, Neville Parris, Denisse Pereira, Laiza Lee, Hayden Bond, Kerry Oldridge, Jimmy Phan, Mr. Dosso, Elizabeth Sendejas, Rose Xiong, Michael Rose



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Link To College Spring 2016 Quarter, Sat 10am. to 1pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his high school students, Spring 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Saturday April 30, 2016

From left to right:Andrew Zepeda, Angelo L. Serra, Joshua Romero and Mr. Dosso. These high school students are looking for a college to go to next year.



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CIT102 Spring 2016 Quarter, 6pm. to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Spring 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tuesday June 14, 2016

Front row,sitting from left to right: Carlos Castro(sitting in a wheel chair), Diana Castro,

Back row, standing up, from left to right: Laiza Lee, Norberth Momanyi, Mr. Dosso, Lovitt Tanner, Denisse Pereira, Kaitlyn Mahoney, Derena McCray, Rasheed Abboud, Garey Francisco, Jarred Corral, Betsy Pena(front row far right), and Cathy Rincon( front row far right)



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CIT101 Spring 2016 Quarter, 1pm. to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Spring 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wed June 15, 2016

From left to right: Nathaniel Monastrial, Matthew Cheung, Mr. Dosso, Qinyang Qian, Wesley Cockroft, and Meilian Yang.



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CIT120 Spring 2016 Quarter, 8am. to 1pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Spring 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Thu June 16, 2016

From left to right: Nathaniel Monastrial, Mr. Dosso, and Randy Gudadi.



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CIT120 Summer 2016 Quarter, 6pm. to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Summer 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tue September 13, 2016

From left to right: Carlos Castro, Tony Lam, Tanner Lovitt, Rose Xiong, Mr. Dosso, and Wesley Cockroft.



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CIT101 Summer 2016 Quarter, 6pm. to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Summer 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wed September 14, 2016

From left to right: ZiXiao Zhou, James Carter, Robert Lane, Mr. Dosso, and Daisy Ruvalcaba.



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CIT102 Summer 2016 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Summer 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Thu September 15, 2016

From left to right: Alina Perez, Kerry oldbridge, Mr. Dosso, and Nathaniel Monastrial.

Missing in the picture is Neville Parris



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CIT101 Fall 2016 Quarter, 8am to 1pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Fall 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tue December 13, 2016

From left to right: Wei Gao, Miss Yuxuan Wu, Haopu Guo, Huan Wang, Mr. Dosso, Jose Luis Torres Linares, Jorel Nicasio, Joshua Romero, Michael Rocha, and Yun Shi

Missing in the picture is Armando Martinez



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CIT102 Fall 2016 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Fall 2016 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wed December 14, 2016

From left to right: Robert Lane, Cecylia Palacios, ZiXiao Zhou, Rocio Juarez, Davil Bristol, James Carter, Daisy Ruvalcaba, Mr. Dosso, Dr. Chen Yefang( visiting professor from Ningbo University , China), Dairong Wu, Donald Ciota, Lingxiang Cheng, and Qinyang Qian.

Missing in the picture are Wesley Cockroft, and Miss Phan Cuc


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CIT101 Winter 2017 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 101 students, Winter 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Mon March 20, 2017

From left to right: Hernandez Domanique, Eddie Mercado, Zhenyu Yang, He Xia, Eric Jr Tang, Mr. Dosso, Wanhan Zhao, Yuanyi Cui.

Missing in the picture are: Peizheng Song, Nicole Seymore, Virgil Bryant, Christopher Shields.


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CIT102 Winter 2017 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 102 students, Winter 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wed March 22, 2017

From left to right: Yuxuan Wu, Daniel De La Vega, Michael Rocha, Huan Wang, Mehdi Hakak, Daniel Bohse, and Mr. Dosso.

Missing in the picture: Armando Martinez.



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CIT120 Winter 2017 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Dosso and his Computer Information Technology 120 students, Winter 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Thu March 23, 2017

From left to right: Peizheng Song, Rogelio Mendoza, Eddie Mercado, Mr. Dosso, Joshua Romero, Armando Martinez, James Carter

Missing in the picture:None




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CIT335 Spring 2017 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT335 students, Spring 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Monday June 19, 2017

From left to right: Norberth Momanyi, John Lay, Brian Wong, Mr. Dosso, Avetis Koburyan



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CIT102 Spring 2017 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Spring 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tuesday June 20, 2017

From left to right: Jorel Nicasio, Rogelio Mendoza, Chi Luu, Joshua Romero, Jose Luis Torres Linares, Noel Averruz, Virgil Bryant, Mr. Dosso, Christopher Shields , Eric Jr, Ajmal Abawi, Ernie Castillo.

Missing in the picture: Zhenyu Yang



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CIT230 Spring 2017 Quarter, 8am to 1pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT230 students, Spring 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wednesday June 21, 2017

From left to right: Jarred Corral, Brian Wong, Nathaniel Monastrial, Mr Dosso

Missing in the picture: Carlos Castro



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CIT235 Spring 2017 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT235 students, Spring 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Thursday June 22, 2017

From left to right: Derena McCray, Christopher Shields, Mr Dosso.

Missing in the picture: Christ Artuzarra



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CIT102 Summer 2017 Quarter, 8am to 1pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Summer 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Wednesday September 20, 2017

From left to right: Robert Mitchell and Mr. Dosso



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CIT120 Summer 2017 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT120 students, Summer 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Monday September 18, 2017

From left to right: Robert Mitchell, Bryant Virgil, Eric Jr Tang, David Westby and Mr. Dosso



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CIT335 Summer 2017 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT335 students, Summer 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tuesday September 19, 2017

From left to right: Randy Gudadi, Alec Maiwandi and Mr. Dosso


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CIT101 Fall 2017 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT101 students, Fall 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tuesday December 19, 2017

Front row, sitting down, from left to right: Christine Knudtson, Rudaina Brown

Back row, standing up: from left to right: John Tang, Andreas Weyermann, Andrew Perez, Exodus Bautista, Shuyi Wang and Mr. Dosso


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CIT102 Fall 2017 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Fall 2017 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Thursday December 21, 2017

From left to right: David Westby, Alfred Lau, Domanique Hernandez, He Xia, Yee Siang Wong, Steven Jackson, and Mr. Dosso


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CIT102 Winter 2018 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Winter 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Tuesday March 20, 2018

From left to right: Christine Knudtson, Eddie Mercado, James Castillo, Andreas Weyermann, Miguel Ledesma, John Tang, Angela Taitano, Shuyi Wang, and Mr. Dosso

Missing in the picture: Andrew Perez


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CIT101 Winter 2018 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 111, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT101 students, Winter 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 111, Monrovia California USA Monday March 19, 2018

From left to right: Pallavi Gupta, Nick Flores, Narig Arslanian, and Mr. Dosso


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CIT102 Spring 2018 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Spring 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Monday June 18, 2018

From left to right: Narig Arslanian, and Mr. Dosso


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CCC101 Spring 2018 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CCC101 students, Spring 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Tue June 19, 2018

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Andrew Valle, Jose Cruz, Valerie Tugade, and Pablo Garza


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CIT120 Spring 2018 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT120 students, Spring 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Wed June 20, 2018

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Nick Flores, Exodus Bautista, Narig Arslanian, John Tang, Miguel Ledesma, Clara Garcia, Christine Knudtson, and Steven Jackson

Missing in the picture are: Leilani Williams and Yee Siang Wong


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Mt Sierra College Graduation Ceremony, Baldwin Park Performing Arts Theater, June 28, 2018


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Mt Sierra College Graduation Ceremony, Baldwin Park Performing Arts Theater, June 28, 2018

From left to right: Marquis Robinson (Visual Design), Albert Gumbi( Computer Science), Mr. Dosso, Daniel Tchinguengue (Computer Science), Norberth Momanyi(Computer Science)


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CIT101 Summer 2018 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT101 students, Summer 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Tuesday September 18, 2018

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Clara Garcia, and Bassel Kabbani



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CIT102 Summer 2018 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Summer 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Monday September 17, 2018

From left to right: Clara Garcia, Exodus Baustista and Mr. Dosso



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CIT101 Fall 2018 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT101 students, Fall 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Monday December 17, 2018

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Shaoyu Wang Omico, Xuekun He Quinn, Justin Mercado, Stephen Ballesteros, Zhiyuan Shi, and Shaojia Ma.


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CIT102 Fall 2018 Quarter, 6pm to 11pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Fall 2018 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Thursday December 20, 2018

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Justin Mercado, and Julio Lugo.



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CIT102 Winter 2019 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology CIT102 students, Winter 2019 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Monday March 18, 2019

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, He Xuekun(Quinn), Zhiyuan Shi(Eric) , Shaojia Ma , Shaoyu Wang(Omico) , Stephen Ballesteros


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CCC101 Winter 2019 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology ccc101 students, Winter 2019 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Thursday March 21, 2019

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Wang Yuxin , Junya Zhu, and Fernanda Garcia Perez


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cit120 spring 2019 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology cit120 students, spring 2019 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Tuesday June 18, 2019

From left to right: Mr. Dosso, Justin Mercado, Shaoyu Wang Omico, Shaojia Ma, Xuekun He Quinn, Zhiyuan Shi, and Stephen Ballesteros.


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cit353 spring 2019 Quarter, 1pm to 6pm class, Room 103, Royal Oaks campus(new campus)

Computer Information Technology cit353 students, spring 2019 Quarter, at Mt Sierra College, Royal Oaks campus, Room 103, Monrovia California USA Wednesday June 19, 2019

From left to right: Donny Tubbs, Mr. Dosso, Christine Knudtson, John Tang, and Tanner Lovitt


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The importance of localisation

Welcome to the homepage of the Dan Linux Project. The goal of this project is to create a Linux distribution that supports the Dan Language at all levels. This project will strive to bring the benefits of Information Technology down to the Dan people. We want to make technology accessible to the majority of Dan people that does not speak English.

The task of localization has several pieces that need domain expertise. Some examples are I/O modules, development of fonts, kernel enablement, word translation etc. The project is looking for experts and volunteers to champion the cause of Dan language computing. You may volunteer and participate here.

The Dan Linux project is open source and completely free. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

While English has become the lingua franca of the international business world, there are over 6,909 languages used in the world, as per Lewis, M Paul (ed.), 2009, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition, Dallas, Texas. Huge populations are deprived of the full benefit of computing if the devices do not support their preferred languages. Without technology�s help, there is a danger that these languages could become extinct. When a language dies, the rich cultural heritage of a segment of the world population disappears. Hence, localisation is important.

More and more operating systems and application software are being localised. This is opening up employment opportunities too, for people skilled in languages and computers.

This article is aimed at Dan language computing enthusiasts interested in using computing devices in their native language, developers interested in supporting localisation, linguists interested in understanding translation issues, and business managers exploring the potential of localisation.

What�s next?

Through this series of articles, I aim to provide information on various localisation platforms and tools,such as

transifex

which can help readers to become active contributors in improving the language support for their preferred languages. I would appreciate your feedback at mdosso@verizon.net.

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