Spring Session Learn to Play Sekere 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)
100 Sekeres presents
Spring Session of How to Play Sekere
April 30-June 18, 2013 7:30-9:30PM
$65 for (8) weeks Single Classes $10
An African Hand percussive instrument made from a gourd strung with beads, nuts, shells or seeds.
Today Sekeres are played in bands, drum circles, parades, choirs, worship celebrations, live concerts and festivals all over the world. The music of sekere is known to have a positive healing affect. Portable, fun and a a delight to all who experience its sound.
In (8) weeks, MaYe and the members of 100 Sekeres will take you through a process of physical body warmup, hand techniques, and patterns applying 4/4,6/8,3/2 and 2/3 rhythms to your sekere.
RSVP Today! Limit : 10 ppl
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ma'Ye at YeyeOlori@facebook.com
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When & Where
100 Sekeres' / Obini Sekere / Egbe Sekere of Atlanta
100 SEKERES is the brainchild of Iya Yeye Olori Oriyomi,"Ma'Ye", best known as the Sekere Woman of Atlanta. She is a Yoruba Priestess who has traveled throughout the U.S. and Africa as a Sekere percussionist, educator, performing artist, playwright and dance/theatre instructor.
Sekere (Shay-ka-ray) is an African hand dpercussive instrument made from a gourd strung with Beads, nuts, shells or seeds.Today, Sekeres are played in bands, drum circles, parades, choirs, worship celebrations, live concerts and festivals all over the world. (CHEKERE/SHEKERE)
100 Sekeres is dedicated to the celebration of life and preservation of cultural traditions among all people from the Diaspora. The music of the Sekere is known to have a positive, healing effect and it is often used for praise and celebration throughout the world. Sekeres has a history, a language and voice in the genres of conga, agogo bell, talking drum and djundjun families found in West Africa and the Caribbean Islands.
100 Sekeres is an affirmation in ACTION.Our mission is to create great Sekere music as a tool of enlightenment to unify, then solidify our communities. 100 Sekeres is a call for the local and global world to pay attention and take action to keep the ARTS in our educational systems. Our goal is to encourage humanity to live in the positive realm of tomorrow by joining together today in the spirit of peace, love and life.
If anyone is interested in training and/or supporting 100 Sekeres, please feel free to contact Mama Yeye after the performance. 100 Sekeres is available for performances, youth and adult workshops (schools, churches, community centers, etc.) and private tutoring.
Our current members are Iya Omilade Adediran, Iya Motunrayo Adediran, Iya Osunkemi Alake Boyd, Iya Keisha Oyanike Miller, Ginger Jackson, Muhjah Hansan and Afua Opare.
Our current staff of instructors are Iya Oriyomi, Ayan William Paul Lucus, Awo Sekou Alaje, Ayan Adebise Adeleke (guest instructor) and Awo Osawori Rahshan Williams.(Elder/Adviser) Guest Instructors Iya Madeleine Yayodele and Chief Femi Akinlana
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