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A Night of Rhythm & Blues with Bernard Woma

Bernard Woma, dubbed the "Master of the Ghanaian Xylophone," will be performing at a benefit gala in upstate New York on November 5. Wear something blue and drum along with the rhythm orchestra.

 
 
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PRLog - Sep. 7, 2011 - New York -- The Ancestral Wisdom Bridge Foundation will celebrate the ending of 2011, a water year in the cosmology of the Dagara people of West Africa, during a gala fundraiser entitled, "A Night of Rhythm & Blues" featuring renowned musician, Bernard Woma on November 5, 2011 in upstate New York.

"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), who has been dubbed the "Master of the Ghanaian Xylophone," is from the Dagara tribe in Ghana. He has shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. He has also performed for international dignitaries and presidents such as U.S. president Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. Recently, he was honored as the cultural resource person for President Barack Obama's family when they visited Ghana. He is a true "cultural treasure from Ghana" who has toured the world as xylophonist and lead drummer for the National Dance Company of Ghana.

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.

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