"The idea of doing a community performance stems from our mission of promoting public awareness of the living traditions of indigenous peoples to contemporary society, particularly the Dagara people of West Africa," says the Foundation president, Robert Walker. "For many guests that evening, it will be their first time experiencing the music and culture of the Dagara people."
Bernard Woma (bernardwoma.com)
Guests are encouraged to wear something blue as the color blue is associated with the element of water in Dagara cosmology. Additionally, they may bring drums, rattles or bells to join in the rhythm orchestra taught by Mr. Woma.
A Night of Rhythm and Blues will be hosted November 5, 2011, at Roaster's Whim Coffee and Community Center in Averill Park, NY. Tickets are $65 per person. Tickets are available online at http://rhythmandblues.eventbrite.com.
For more information, please call Aamirah Branch at 518-658-0122 or visit the Foundation website at http:// eastcoastvillage.org
The Ancestral Wisdom Bridge Foundation (d.b.a. as East Coast Village), is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering people through the practices of indigenous African spirit technologies as brought to the West by Dagara Elder, Dr. Malidoma Somé.