October 5, 201912:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Modern Dance Arts
1423 24th Ave., SW
Norman, OK 73032
Norman Cultural Connection Inc. will again host this popular West African Drumming and Dance Workshop with Gordy Onayemi Ryan and Zoe Ryan. The 3-day workshop will offer an educational, cultural, and musical experience into the world of African Drumming rhythms and the interplay between the drumming, singing, and dance. These master teachers will provide foundational information into the historical, cultural, and language aspects associated with the music and dance to enhance the understanding of the context from which West African drumming and dance originates. Everyone will learn the drumming rhythms which will be tailored to the needs of the novice or experienced drummer. Dance instruction will be given on the meaning of the hand gestures and foot movement as an expression of language and meaning of the songs.
Friday, October 4 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 6 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
There is a fee of $15 for Friday night, or $60 for the entire weekend workshop. Children and college students are free. Call for information about scholarships for adults.