$120 – $200

Afrobeats for the African Diaspora w/ Philip Agyapong

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Studio Grand

3234 Grand Ave

Oakland, CA 94610

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Afro Urban Society presents
for the African Diaspora
A series of Multi-disciplinary workshops in popular, folkloric and urban art featuring and centering people of African Descent

Afrobeats for People of African Descent w/ Philip Agyapong
Thursdays March 1 - April 5, 2018

6:30-8:30 PM
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$100-$200* sliding scale per workshop series

Kick off 2018 with the energy, heat and flavor you need to make it to the rest of year. 6-week workshop exploring popular West African dance styles from Nigeria & Ghana. Dance Afrobeats, Azonto, Akayida with some Ndombolo flavors to complete it. This workshop series incorporates across the floor technique, choreography and freestyle to express yourself. Whether you want to learn the latest moves, stay strong and flexible, or add texture to your dance technique, this class has something for everyone! All levels welcome. Comfortable attire recommended.
Video: Philip @ Afro Dance Mega | IG: @afrourbansociety @kophori

More 'For the African Diaspora' workshops TBA

(Sliding Scale allows you to pay for the workshop according to what you can afford, and also allows you to be able to support scholarships & low income access. If you are able please consider paying more to accommodate those who can't)

-Few Youth/Student/Low-Income Scholarships Available
-Please email afrourbansociety@gmail.com to request.

ABOUT

Philip Agyapong
Philip Amo Agyapong, Ghanaian native, is a dancer and researcher who currently resides in Oakland, CA. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & Theatre Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Ghana, he is well-versed in both traditional and popular dance forms from Ghanaian cultures. After formal education, Philip went on to serve at a lecturer at the University of Ghana. Philip currently works in the Bay Area teaching African Traditional and Popular dances at University of San Francisco, Mills College and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a performer with the Diamano Coura West African Dance Company in Oakland, as well as instructing weekly classes and special workshops around the Bay Area.

Afro Urban Society
Afro Urban Society is a creative community committed to sustaining the resiliency, interconnection and unique artistic and cultural expressions and contributions of people of African descent in urban settings around the world. Through original and curated arts & event production, popular arts education and community engagement we exist to dispel the perception that all Africans have a single story. We create spaces for people of African descent all over the world to tell their own stories. We celebrate the reality that Africans are of many cultures and nations. Afro Urban Society is created and driven by our constituents, our context, history and identities. We are the community that we serve. For workshops, events, & various projects visit afrourbansociety.com

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