Please check out this amazing child dancer from South Africa moving and grooving. I have never seen anything quite like it! What do you think? Sifiso dances @ Durban Beach Show South Africa
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17th Annual Wula Drum and Dance Retreat The Retreat provides a venue to pass down traditions, and create fresh takes on African drum and dance in all its forms. We are honored to work with these legendary artists. To cross paths once a year is an amazing opportunity to share, connect, and to get inspiration for what we can do at home in our own drum and dance communities. New in 2015: • Brazilian Drum and Dance • “Ultimate Beginner” dance classes • More classes and more teachers on Thursday • “Special Advanced” classes • Special Guest Teachers TBA • Wula Wellness area with teas and massage Pocono Valley is a 350 acre private resort located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, just 90 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. The beautiful grounds include rustic overnight accommodations, …
I recently had the opportunity to work with the amazing dancer and dance teacher Kimberly Miguel Mullen at her special Afro Cuban Folkloric dance workshop in Nevada City, California. Nevada city is situated on the beautiful Yuba river and is a thriving tourist and drum and dance community as well.
About the film: An illuminated film transmitting the dance, drumming and chants of the Orixás and their living presence in modern Brazilian culture. Axé Orixá (pronounced ashay orishah) is a film of the dance, drumming and chants of the Orixás (Afro-Brazilian gods and goddesses) and how they manifest today through some of Bahia’s greatest musicians and legendary dancers. The film unfolds through dreamlike sequences of music and dance featuring seven of the Orixás delicately linked through the artists’ explanation of their spiritual realities, and how the rituals live on in Brazilian culture today. Axé Orixá enables modern Bahian artists to reimagine their traditions in a uniquely visionary form. The film takes place In Salvador, the tropical Bahian capital known as the “Land of Happiness”for its joyous dance, music and largest street carnival in …
This is a classic rumba video from my vault. It features the group, “Raices Profunda” (Deep Roots) from Havana Cuba.
The dance and drum rhythm is called rumba columbia.
One thing I have noticed in my many, many moons of drumming is that although someone may be trained in west african drumming music, djembe or dununs and technically be a great or at least a knowledgable djembe player or even drum teacher, it does not mean they know how or can play djembe solo or more accurately lead djembe for a dance class.