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OREGON DRUM CIRCLES
OREGON DRUM TEACHERS
The Fore-Fote School of Drum and Dance
The Dance Space
280 Hersey #10
Dancer Roxella Camara!!!!!
Special traditional West African Dance Workshops!!!
When: December 1st and 2nd, 2000
Where: in Ashland
Times: December 1st - 5:30-7:00pm; December 2nd - 1:00-2:30pm
Roxella Camara has studied the traditional dances of Guinea for the past 10 years, both in the U.S. and during her three sojourns to Guinea, where she received intensive training from members of Guineas most prestigious ballets, including Sekouba Camara, Mouminatou Camara, Bangaly Bangoura and Hawa Conde. Her marriage of five years to Master Drummer M. Lamine Dibo Camara bears loving testament to Company Fore-Fote's aspiration to help break down racial barriers in
the performance and enjoyment of music and dance of Guinea.
Both classes will be accompanied by live traditional West African drumming featuring djembe soloist Ryan M. Camara.
Don't miss this special dance workshop!! For more info check the Fore-Fote website at:<http://www.fore-fote.com>
TEACHERS NAME: Nene Soumah
ADDRESS: 2629 Tahitian Ave.
City/State/Zip/Country: Medford, OR 97504 USA
EMAIL contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Monday nights, Level I Dance Class held at
the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland, Oregon, from
6:00-7:30 p.m. Six-week series, $65.00. Wednesday nights, Level II Dance
Class held at The DanceSpace, 280 East Hersey Street, Bldg. B-10, Ashland,
Oregon, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Six-week series, $70.00.
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Nene is from Conakry, Guinea and is
of Susu and Baga heritage.
STYLE OF DANCE: Guinean Traditional Dance
Description of Dance Classes: It is a rare treat in the U.S. to have the
opportunity to learn the dances of Guinea from a Guinean WOMAN. Southern
Oregon is blessed to have Nene Soumah from Guinea's National Ballet Djoliba
teaching both Level I and Level II classes here on a weekly basis.
Resumé of teacher: Please see Nene's bio on the fore-fote website through
the following link. <http://www.fore-fote.com/Framesets/bioframeset.html>
Nii Ardey Allotey
Multnomah Art Center
7688 S.W. Capitol Highway
(877)323-1293 toll free
Teachers Country of origin: Ghana
STYLE OF DANCE: Traditional dance from Ghana, West Africa
Description of Dance Classes:
Nii Ardey's dance classes teach traditional dances from Ghana. The dancing is very high-energy and uplifting. And the classes are supported by a live african drumming ensemble allowing the
students to fully appreciate the interaction between the music and the movement.
Class Schedule & Fees:
Beginning classes are offered in 8-week sessions. The classes are held on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. Check the Anansi Beat web site for session dates. Classes cost $10 for an individual
evening or $65 in advance for the entire series.
Resumé of teacher (if available)
Nii Ardey ("Nii" is a Ga Tribe Honorific) is a Master Drummer, Dancer and teacher of dancing, drumming and singing of Ghana, West Africa.
Since coming to the Northwest in 1988, Nii Ardey has continued performing with his traditional Ghanaian group Kaagba Ohenaa. In addition, he teaches African Drumming and African Dancing to adults at the Multnomah Art Center in SW Portland. He shares his culture, music and dance with children in the schools of Oregon and Southwest Washington through the Young Audiences
and the Arts in Education programs.
In addition to these activities, Nii Ardey is also a recording artist. His newest CD/Cassette, "Namo Dzibo," includes all the spirit and passion of traditional Ghanaian music with a more contemporary flavor of the songs composed by Nii Ardey. He is the owner and operator of Anansi Beat in Portland, Oregon; a shop offering african drums, musical instruments and crafts. He is available for workshops and performances.