Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

07/13/2019

West African Drumming Workshop Series with Mohamed Lamine Bangoura

2nd and 4th Saturday's:
October 13th, October 27th,
November 10th, November 24th,
and December 8th

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $125 for all 5 classes in series, or $30/class
Location: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
RSVPs greatly appreciated.

Enrich your understanding of traditional West African Rhythms with Master Drummer (Djembefola) and artistic director, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura. Lamine has a deep wealth of knowledge & experience; his energy is unique and unparalleled!! Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions is revealed through his open hearted eagerness to share his culture. This is an incredible opportunity to study with this master artist, rounding out your understanding of these complex polyrhythms.

In this mixed level drum workshop you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.

Join us!!!

Bring your drum if you have one! If you need a drum to use for class please message in advance. Drum rental fee = $5/class

Jul 13, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Sufis and Jews on the Silk Road: Mystical music from the Jewish Iraqi, Andalusi and Sufi Hindustani traditions

A concert by Yuval Ron
with Qawwali singer Sukhawat Ali Khan
and Josh Mellinger - percussion


Yuval Ron is an award-winning composer, Oud player, educator, writer, peaceactivist and record producer.

Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score for the Oscar winning film West Bank Story, was the featured artist in the Gala Concert for the Dalai Lama's initiative Seeds of Compassion in the Seattle Opera Hall and the Fez Festival of Sacred Music in Morocco. His awards include the Los Angeles Treasures Award and prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. His TV and films scores include the PBS/Nova special, Breaking the Maya Code, Proteus, Oliver Twist, The Spiral Staircase, Golda's Balcony and forth-coming Dance of the Maize God. Yuval has taught at Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, Middlebury College, MIT, and many others. Yuval's book Divine Att


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Jul 13, 8pm to 10pm, Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States