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Date:
January 4, 2020
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Library
Address:
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact:
541-682-5450
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
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Workshop: African Dance

Saturday, January 4, 2020

All-ages workshop with West African Cultural Arts Institute.

Join West African Cultural Arts Institute for an all-ages dance and drumming workshop. Learn about the vibrant culture of Guinea, West Africa through follow-the-leader dancing, learning a song in the Susu language, clapping parts of poly-rhythm music, playing handmade shakers, and experiencing traditional live drumming. 

The group will also perform a show for all ages for First Friday, January 3, 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library. 

Co-founded by Alseny Yansane and Andrea DiPalma Yansane, the nonprofit’s mission is to share the joy and passion of Guinean culture through drumming and dancing. The group offers community drum and dance classes, educational performances and community outreach events, residency and assembly programs in schools, and lecture demonstrations in colleges and universities.