African Drum and Dance

African Drum and Dance for kids with Backa & Abdou!
Sunday March 25, 3pm

BACKA NIANG from Dakar, capital of Senegal, W.Africa came at age 17 with Gokh-bi System to do music in the U.S. The group grew up together. Tony Vacca, a local musician who was traveling in Africa befriended the group and eventually brought them back to his home in Northampton,to perform together. Backa is a professional drummer and a “Griot”. Griot is a term in W.Africa for a Storyteller. Backa comes from a family tradition of Griots. This is how their Oral History is passed on.

As always doors open at 2pm show starts at 3pm
$10 per family

Bakes Sale Items needed! If you are planning on coming please think about bringing something for the bake sale. Snacks and soft drinks are needed.

Published in: on March 20, 2007 at 12:39 am  Leave a Comment  

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