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West African Drumming and Dance Performance
July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Experience the joy and passion of West African culture through a vibrant performance filled with drumming, dancing, and singing from Guinea. Join three of West African Cultural Arts Institute’s (WACAI) performing artists as they share the dynamic performance arts of Guinea and inform audience of the cultural context from which this art-form derives.
Audience members will enjoy the opportunity to jump in and try out the handmade instruments as well as learn some traditional greetings and call and response songs through this interactive performance. Stay after the performance for an energetic and family oriented dance and drum jam! Participants will be guided in a “follow the leader” style setting to learn basic African dance steps and fun group formations to the sound of live drumming lead by Oregon Folklife’s Traditional Artist, Alseny Yansane and Papa Yansane.
Performance takes place at Max Square in downtown La Grande as part of the July 13 La Grande Farmers Market morning entertainment.
Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation.