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

CAM NEEDS YOUR HELP!
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.

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