Yamo! Yamo! Greetings from West Africa! – In-Person Performance
“Yamo! Yamo!” (“Hello! How are you doing!” in Baoulé) from the charismatic ambassador of West African culture! In this dynamic and interactive performance, Fana Soro, a hereditary master musician of the Senoufo people, shares the musical traditions of his home country to showcase the soaring melodies, driving rhythms and spirited dances of ancient West African performing arts.
West African Drumming and Dance – In-Person Workshop
This workshop offers a flexible structure which can be tailored to your needs (all dance, all music, or a combination of the two to give your students a taste of everything.) As a master percussionist, Fana will introduce traditional playing techniques of the djembé, West Africa’s most popular drum, as well as other hand-held percussion instruments. He will share call and response in various languages native to northern Ivory Coast. Must be purchased as 2 consecutive workshops + a performance, or one full day of four workshops.