A Master Class: Candomblé Dance and DrummingA Master Class: Candomblé Dance and Drumminghttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/253921Lang PAC large dance studio2013-11-20T19:00:002013-11-20T21:00:00
November 20, 7:00PM–9:00PM
Lang PAC large dance studio
This master class will provide an introduction to the traditional drumming and dance techniques of Candomblé, the African-based tradition of Brazil. Registration is required. Yvonne Chireau, email@example.com.
This master class will provide an introduction to the traditional drumming and dance techniques of Candomblé, the African-based tradition of Brazil. Derived from the Yoruba people of West Africa, Candomblé is an ancient religion that centers around a pantheon of Orixás - elemental spiritual beings that are signified by particular colors, supplicated with special foods, and communicated with by unique rhythms, songs, and dances. Guided by two masters of the Candomblé tradition, class participants will learn about Candomblé and the traditional drumming techniques and music associated with that sacred culture, and their influences on other Afro-Brazilian forms such as Samba and Capoeira.
Dandha da Hora was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, where she was a member of Ile Aiye, the renowned carnival organization. A master dancer as well as vocalist and percussionist, Dandha honors the gifts of her Brazilian culture and the Orixá tradition in various styles of Candomble performance. Gamo da Paz was also born in Salvador, Brazil, and is a third generation master Drummer initiated and trained in the Candomblé tradition. Both Dandha and Gamo will highlight the African influences in Brazilian music and dance as they bring to life the extraordinary performance traditions of Candomblé.
This master class is open to all interested students, but guest registration is required. For more details, contact Yvonne Chireau, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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