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Youssouf Koumbassa Guest Workshop June 23

MONDAY, JUNE 23 New England Tango 620 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA
Drum class with Namory Keita
6:30 to 7:30 pm $12.00
Dance class with Youssouf Koumbassa
7:30 - 9:00 pm $15.00 - $20.00 sliding scale
For more information contact:
Liz Fowler (603)-969-5264

Neba Solo: "Music for Peace in Mali" @ Harvard


Neba Solo: Music for Peace in Mali
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Radcliffe Institute fellow Ingrid Monson will deliver a lecture about Neba Solo, Mali's superb balafonist, and the social and cultural history of Mali. Monson—the 2012–2013 Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard—is writing a book about Neba Solo titled “Kenedougou Visions.”
There will be a brief reception, open to people attending Ingrid Monson's fellow's

Visiting Artists from Mali at Brown's Rhythm of Change Festival

Three Malian artists - Sali Soumare, Djibril Coulibaly, and Alhassane Sissoko - were awarded visas to participate in the Brown's annual RHYTHM OF CHANGE FESTIVAL after more than 200 students, faculty, alumni, friends, and local politicians petitioned to show their support for the artists and the event. Sali is an unparalleled female dancer, Djibril works in youth arts engagement, and Alhassane is an internationally-recognized djembe master. DO NOT MISS THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY WITH THESE ARTISTS AND SEE THEM PERFORM!

The visitors join an all-star lineup of West African stateside talent, including Seydou Coulibaly, Joh Camara, Moussa Traoré, Sidy Maiga, Solo Sana and Lacina Coulibaly. They are also joined by scholars and activists from Brown, NYU, Tufts, and Yale, who will accompany the arts classes with lectures and workshops on how the arts can be utilized in social change in Africa and the diaspora.

Workshops offered in djembe drumming, doun-doun drumming, dance (traditional & contemporary), song and more.

Reserve your tickets today! Details, tickets, and schedule are here.

See you there!

Lamine Toure @ Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

Summer Dance Party with Lamine Toure and Group Saloum!!!
Anyone who hasn't seen a show by Group Saloum is in for a real treat and anyone who's seen them before is up for a bigger treat than usual as they take the stage on the Maritime Heritage Center docks overlooking gorgeous Gloucester harbor.
Come dance in the salt air under the stars!

Welcome to the new WADaBo

Welcome to the new site of WADaBo (West African Dance in Boston)!

This site is meant to be collective effort to promote West African Dancing, Drumming, Music and Culture in and around Boston. If you'd like to be involved, please get in touch.

There are many master teachers here who teach a myriad of classes, and a growing community of students. This site is meant to serve as a mode of communication amongst this community and a means of promotion for teachers based in Boston as well as those who are going to be holding guest workshops here.

If you are interested in helping out with bringing