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West African Dance Class + picnic

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Dance and Spirit Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 29 Jul 12:00 - 14:30

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Come Uptown. Check out one/some of NYC's beautiful upper Manhattan Parks, and George Washington's strategic viewpoint and pied a terre, when he was a General in the US Revolutionary War (& later, an HQ of the British forces). Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate! And it's free, care of the city.

**Bring water and food for a picnic afterwards (or pick up something at one of the small neighborhood restaurants a Protected content walk away) **.

Yahyah began his training in his native Cote D'Ivoire and has choreographed and danced for such renowned companies as Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal. For the past 15 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle; and he has taught dance with organizations such as Djoniba Dance & Drum Center, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Harlem School of the Arts.