2nd Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida
The West African Dance & Drum Festival of the Season is here!
A Three Day Journey of Cultural Expression & Joy!
August 5-7, 2011 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137
Festival Events & Schedule with Amazing and Talented Artists! This Event is Open to the General Public. On-Site Workshop & Concert Tickets Available Now! On-site Concert ticket prices:
(Held at the Little Haiti Cultural Center Theater)
$15.00 at the Box Office
$12.00 Students & Senior Citizens
Children 12 & under: FREE
On-Site Workshop ticket prices:
Dance & Drum: $15.00
Yoga, Shekere and Song: $12.00
Balafon (African xylophone): $20.00
Djun-Djun Dance Intensive: $18.00
Drum & Dance workshop for Children 12 & under
Rites of Passage for Children & Families (Including Arts & Crafts)
Children’s Village (Storytelling, face painting, hula hoop, balloon twisting and more)
About the Festival
Delou Africa Inc. is hosting their 2nd Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida. This three-day cultural arts festival and conference will feature workshops, a symposium, a concert, vendor market place and children’s village. Activities will include drum and dance workshops with world renowned artists from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and the Caribbean. Music workshops will focus on a variety of instruments including balafon (African xylophone), shekere, djembe, djun-djun, kutiro, Sabar and African songs. Special happenings will take place including yoga, storytelling, hula hoop, face painting, artist panel discussion, Rites of Passage for Children and Families, and a raffle drawing for 2 round trip tickets to South Africa and other prizes. Other highlights are a concert extravaganza, an award presentation, a cultural reception, and a Djun-Djun Dance Intensive workshop.
Bagua drum circle tonight May 22nd 2009
Tonight at Bagua address: 4736 NE 2nd Ave – Miami, FL – 305-757-9857 . Starts around 8 PM
Open drum circle in the backyard garden. Parking on the street.
This drum circle keeps growing more and more… I won’t be able to make it tonight, but it’s definitely worth giving it a try if you haven’t checked it out yet.
Then Delou is teaching drum and dance class this weekend at its usual location.
Tomorrow Saibou Ba is teaching at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
on Saturday May 23, 2009 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 6161 NW 22 Ave Miami, FL 33142 – 305-721-8934
Miamidrum – Full moon drum circle + Delou resume its classes
Full moon tonight at miamidrum.com – Check the Miami beach full moon page for info
Also, this weekend Delou African Ensemble resumes its community classes:
Traditional Balafon Drum & Dance workshops Instructed by Ibrahima Dioubate/Guinea
Professional Djembe Djun Djun/ Percussion Mory Fofana Guinean/formerly from Wofa
Professional Dance Instructed by Aboudalaye Diallo/Mali
SUNDAY November 16,2008 3000 NE 151 St. Miami Fl. FIU Biscayne Campus Academic 2 Bldg. Rm. 220
(305) 978-3866 (305) 807-0398
BALAFON: 1:30PM-2:30PM ($25.00)..
DRUM: 2:30-4:00PM ($15.00)..
DANCE: 4:00-5:30PM ($12.00)..
The core vision is inspired by the West African folklore tradition, but we
are open to other folkloric art forms, such as Caribbean folklore, Haitian
folklore, Cuban Folklore, and other regions in Africa.
Delou Africa Dance Ensemble auditions – October 21 from 2-5
Delou Africa Dance Ensemble auditions for the 2007-2008 season will be held Sunday, October 21 from 2-5 p.m. at FIU Biscayne Campus
On going class dance:
Sunday. 2–4 p.m – Community Dance class (West African and Caribbean). Taught by dancers from Delou Africa Dance Ensemble or guests. A $3 donation is requested unless guest artist is there (then it is $12 for dance class, $15 for drum class). FIU North Campus (151st and Biscayne) Academic Bldg 2, 2nd floor. Call Njeri, (305) 978-3866 for more info
DRUM: Tuesday 7:45 – 9:30p.m. – Learn authentic Manding style drumming with Master Guinean Percussionist Moussa Soumah at The Sadkin Center 1176 NW 42nd Way Lauderhill – Contact Trina, 954-687-5789 for more info
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