West Afrikan Dance with Sekou Soumah
Friday November 2nd - 7:30pm-9pm
AIM Studios 383 Marietta Street - downtown Atlanta
Saturday November 3rd - 1:30pm-3pm
Clarkston Community Center - 3701 College Avenue - Clarkston, GA 30021
1 class - $12 / both for $20
read more about Baba Sekou..
Derrell Sekou Soumah Walker is a Portland, Oregon native and a strong presence in the West African Drum and Dance community. He is the perfect blend of drum and dance; Western and West African. He effortlessly inhabits the highest levels of Mandingue drum and dance, and blends these skills with his American roots and a deep knowledge of the Mandingue culture. The embodiment of these traits combined with a natural gift for teaching and mentoring make Sekou one of a kind. Africans and non-Africans alike respect him worldwide. This is reflected in Sekou's starring as both a dancer and a percussionist in Moustapha Bangoura's Tinkanyi instructional dance videos in 2003. In 2004 Sekou received his teaching certification from Mamady Keita and Tam Tam Mandingue, followed by a teaching diploma in 2008.
These 2 classes are taking place during the Mamady Keita drum workshops that are happening Nov 2-4, 2012. For more info about the drum classes, >>>click here<<<