Welcome to Africa ! This is a place where everybody belongs.
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My next public event:
SUNDAYS, JULY 20TH AND AUGUST 24TH
FREE outdoor African dance with Live Drumming!
Where? David Lam Park, Yaletown - outside the Roundhouse Get ready to move your body to wild African drum beats, dancing barefoot on the grass and under the beautiful summer sun... Everybody is welcome!
FALL FREE CLASS Sunday, September 7th, 2014 11:15 am - Soukouss Fit for Women 12:45 pm - Afro'Robics Live Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown To register: call 604 713 1800
SOUKOUSS FIT FOR WOMEN- *NEW* Sundays, September 14 to October 26 at 11:15 am Roundhouse Community Centre *Drop-ins welcome anytime* Come tone your legs and slim your waist with fun and sexy African dance moves! More details...
AFRO'ROBICS LIVE is back!!! Sundays, September 14 to October 26at 12:45 pm Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown *Drop-ins welcome anytime*
Blending the richness of African dance and music with cultural journey, we create a fun and exciting total-body workout set to LIVE DRUMMING! More details...
AFRICAN CIRCLE DANCE CELEBRATION
Sunday, December 14th A onetime only workshop at Roundhouse Community Centre Time: 12:30 pm to 2 pm To register: call (604) 713 1800 or simply drop-in.
Cost: $19 (incl. tax)
This special event is in celebration of the end of the year. Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions, strengthening community and encouraging togetherness. With live African drumming, our soul will fully come to life in the circle as we express ourselves with joy and passion. The circle is designed to help liberate the joyful and happy version of YOU in a fun, uplifting and supportive environment. In the circle we celebrate life and we celebrate YOU.
With LIVE DRUMMING by SPECIAL GUESTS!
MAMA Dance Workshop for Women
Date to be confirmed Shake your bum, roll your hips and add some spice!!! A onetime only workshop at Roundhouse Community Centre. Time: 2:30 pm to 4 pm To register: call (604) 713 1800 or simply drop-in. Cost: $19 (incl. tax)
With LIVE DRUMMING!
Yep... We will practice some serious bum shaking... This is what some of the dance will look like...
MOTHER AND CHILD AFRICAN DANCE & CULTURE Coming soon! A onetime workshop at Trout Lake Community Centre Date to be confirmed
Upcoming events and performances
African Dance Ritual Journey for Women Coming in January 2015!!!
A 3-hour healing dance workshop where we experience Sowu, The Dance of Life, a West African ritual dance that will help you gently reset your inner buttons so you can better create the life you wanted to create for 2014. More details ...
To be announced in 2014 With Jacky Essombe and Guest Percussionist! Bring your music instruments and your children and join in the circle. More details ...
Past events and performances
Performance Works, Granville Island - July 6, 2014
DANCES AND RHYTHMS FROM CAMEROON
Dance in Cameroon is an integral part of the tradition, religion, and socializing of the country's people. Cameroon has more than 200 different traditional dances, each associated with a different event or situation. It is a country very rich in sophisticated folk dances. Dance is part of most ceremonies and rituals. Dancing in Cameroon is an important avenue of social protest and political rallying in the country. Most dances have their origin in spirituality, and now in modern time they also serve the purpose of entertainment, among others. This show will travel across the rich and diverse culture of Cameroon to introduce you to dances such as Bikutsi, Ben Sikin, Adu Yaye, Bafia and more. Observe as dancers move different parts of the body independently, focusing motion on more than one area at a time. This is a true celebration of life, and you are invited to take part in it.
Jacky Essombe Village - Summer Celebration! Friday, June 13, 2014 - The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac st
IN THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY - Live music & dance event Featuring PEPE DANZA & Wanafunzi with JACKY ESSOMBE & The Makalas Saturday, November 10th, 2012 The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac Street Doors @ 7:30 pm - Show @ 8 pm $15 advance or $20 at the door Tickets and details HERE The Spirit of the Village Event Saturday, February 25, 2012