Encouraging the musical soul in our rural haven

RSS A: 70 Main Street, Greenwich NY 12834
RSS B: 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville NY 12871
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6/19/16: M’Bemba Bangoura Drum and Dance Classes!

Let’s celebrate this Father’s Day with African Dance and Drumming Classes with M’Bemba Bangoura!

Sunday, June 19th 2016 (Father’s Day)
Burton Hall: 1071 NY-40, Greenwich NY 12834

Children’s African Drumming Class (6-12 y.o.)
1:00-1:45 pm - $5/child

Family African Dancing Class (all ages!)
2:00-2:45 pm - By donation at the door!

Adult & Teen DunDun Dance* Class
3:00-4:30 pm – $15/person (+$5 drum rental)

Adult & Teen Mixed Level African Drumming Class
4:45-6:00 pm – $15/person (+$5 drum rental)

*DunDun Dance Class is a very special energetic drum and dance style originating from Guinea, West Africa. Dunduns are cylindrical bass drums played with sticks. This dance and drum class is unique in that participants have the opportunity to dance while playing the rhythm. There are few opportunities to study this unique dance form in our area!

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Contact Chelsie today to reserve your spot! chelsie@ruralsoul.com or (518) 852-1329.  You must pay in advance by June 12th to reserve your spot. RS strives to keep fees low for our programs so that they are accessible to all.  A check made out to “Rural Soul Drumming” (mailed to 90 Broad Street, Schuylerville NY 12871) or online payment via Paypal to chelsie@ruralsoul.com is appreciated.

Thank you to the Dance Flurry Organization for helping to make this event affordable by awarding us with a grant for our instructor!

 

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M’Bemba Bangoura, a native of Guinea, West Africa, began playing the djembe at the young age of seven. By the age of twenty-one, he was acclaimed as a master drummer and was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. He has traveled the world as a performer and teacher of the Djembe drum, and is revered for his high level of mastery. Since moving to the US in 1992, M’Bemba has become an integral part of the djembe drum and dance genre nationwide. As a featured guest artist at conferences, workshops, performances, and festivals, M’bemba has taught hundreds of students, many of who are now teachers themselves. In addition, he has personally created choreography and developed repertoire for dozens of dance companies worldwide. Working throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, his style is infectious. M’bemba has recorded 3 solo albums to date, as well as a 2 volume educational DVD entitled ‘Wamato: Everybody Look!’

Dedicated to teaching drumming, dancing, and his culture, M’Bemba is one of the most prominent ambassadors for Guinean drum and dance. (M’Bemba’s bio from http://www.drumanddanceretreat.com/faculty/)

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