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West African Dance, Drum & Song Workshops

Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20

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Let's celebrate our global music community by sharing music and dance with three premier master musicians from Guinea, West Africa!   It is a great honor to host M'Bemba Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbassa and Abou Sylla in upstate NY!

M'BEMBA BANGOURA | Guinea Drum

YOUSSOUF KOUMBASSA | Guinea Dance

ABOU SYLLA | Balafon & Song

Friday, July 19 | 6:00 to 8:30 pm | Free!

West African Community Dance Celebration with M'Bemba Bangoura & Youssouf Koumbassa
Burton Hall (Easton Town Hall), 1071 NY-40, Greenwich NY 12834


The evening will kick off with a short performance by M'Bemba and Youssouf with special guest musicians, and then all will be welcomed to join the all ages, all bodies, all abilities Community Intergenerational Dance.

Following this energizing movement session, there will be a more intensive Traditional Guinea, West African Dance Workshop where a specific rhythm will be explored through dance, and will include a deep dive into its history and meaning.


This entire evening is made accessible to the community thanks to these amazing organizations: Dance Flurry Organization, Easton Library, Greenwich Free Library and MLK Saratoga.

6:00-7:00 pm Community Intergenerational Dance with M'Bemba & Youssouf

For all ages! Families welcomed! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTER HERE

7:00-8:30 pm Traditional Guinea, West African Dance Workshop with Youssouf & M'Bemba

For ages 12+! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTER HERE


Saturday, July 20 | 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

West African Balafon & Drum Workshops with Abou Sylla & M'Bemba Bangoura
Village of Victory Hall, 23 Pine Street, Victory NY 12884


10:00 am - 12:00 pm Intro to Balafon Workshop: Technique, History & Song with Balafon Master Abou Sylla

$40* | Adults + Teens | All Levels

Includes use of balafon and mallets!

*Take both Saturday workshops for $75!


PAYPAL TO REGISTER HERE for BALAFON WORKSHOP only, or you may send payment via CashApp, Venmo or Zelle (see "other payment options" for more details).


12:30-2:30 pm Djembe + Dunduns Drumming Workshop with Master Drummer M'Bemba Bangoura

$40* | Adults + Teens | All Levels

Bring your djembe + dundun, or rent for $10 as needed.

*Take both Saturday workshops for $75!

PAYPAL TO REGISTER HERE for DRUMMING WORKSHOP only, or you may send payment via CashApp, Venmo or Zelle (see "other payment options" for more details).


PAYPAL TO REGISTER HERE for BOTH BALAFON and DRUM WORKSHOPS, or you may send payment via CashApp, Venmo or Zelle (see "other payment options" for more details).

OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS:

CashApp: $earthbeatmusic

https://cash.app/$earthbeatmusic

Venmo: @Chelsie-EarthBeatMusic

https://www.venmo.com/u/Chelsie-EarthBeatMusic
Zelle: 518-805-8263 (earthbeatmusic.chelsie@gmail.com)

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