Drum and Dance Practice #BlackSpace

Drum and Dance Practice #BlackSpace

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Pillsbury House and Theatre

3501 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

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In this session we will work on the basic drum patterns, dance movements, song and story behind the dances Yamamah and Tiribah.

About this event

Voice of Culture is a Black space for the practice of cultural arts. I, Kenna, started Voice of Culture in 2008 when my drum colleague/teacher Brother Patrice moved back to Angola. I have learned so much over the years and now I am really dedicating some time and energy to passing the information along.

We will start in a circle, check in and then get to drumming and dancing. Drum basics: bass, tone, slap, or using the doun sticks. We start with Kassa for the warmup, then we will do Yamamah and Tiribah. I'll teach what I know. We will all learn at least one drum/percussion part and the songs i know for Kassa and Yamamah. (I don't know a Tiribah song yet). Dance moves will be done the traditional way; until the break, and I will also teach a combo with each dance.

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