Spotlight on Artists & Musicians
And, as if that isn't enough, there are also wine baskets up for auction at the event which include; tickets to the 34th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration, private tasting & tours and magnums from the likes of Concannon Vineyard and Rubino Estate Winery!
Wãwí Amasha - A taste of Kenya
If you haven't seen her work on the high fashion runways already then you can see it in stores around Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Big Sur, San Francisco and France. Her art is part of the African revolution gaining attention from people all over the world.
She has carried the intention of preserving African culture and traditions through fashion, jewelry,art and her interest in permaculture.
Take a look at this vibrant display of her Spring / Summer 2008 collection
This master drummer, dance, performance artist was born into a Griot family of traditional musicians in Senegal, West Africa He has been carrying on his family’s musical lineage since childhood. Ibou facilitates community drumming and dancing with adults and students of all ages.
Swing your body to this video from one of his drumming circle workshops.
Awaken your spirit with Jayson's Spirit Nests, art, music and dance. In this great interview Jayson tells us about himself and his passions.
This Sunday he will be helping us with decor and sharing his drumming and curated music with us.
With certain artists, the craft runs so pure in the blood that simply bearing witness to their work has the power to transport you to another time and place. Piwai is such an artist. Her soulful voice and dynamic stage presence command attention while offering a transformational experience. Her passion for song, dance, and community is a gift to the world.
Born in Zimbabwe, Piwai was surrounded by music from an early age. Her first influences include music from the Shona and Ndebele people of Zimbabwe, Suthu and Zulu tribes, and the Zimbabwean Catholic Church. She joined her first choir at the age of 10, wrote her first song at age of 13, and hasn’t stopped since.
Born and raised in Ghana, Nancy Oppongmea McClymonds studied dance and theatre at the University of Ghana, and worked with Abibigromma Theatre Company.
Her energetic dance is not-to-be-missed performance happening this Sunday at the Taste of Africa!
Erna Grasz, a former Silicon Valley corporate executive with an advanced degree in engineering, is the founder of Asante Africa Foundation and CFO at Cheza Nami Foundation. Asante Africa Foundation provides invaluable education to youth across 31 villages in Kenya and Tanzania. Asante Africa believes in the power of knowledge as a catalyst to help young people create a future where they can live their fullest potential.
Hear what this wonderful woman has to say at Taste of Africa.
Lead Vocals, Percussion, Dance for SambaDa. Born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Dandha has been a member of Ile Aiye, one of Brazil’s most important musical and cultural institutions, since she was 6 years old.
As a lead dancer with Ile Aiye, Dandha has shared the stage with Brazilian stars such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Daniela Mercury. As well as performing with Ile Aiye and SambaDá, Dandha teaches Afro Brazilian dance all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
This husband (on drums) and wife (dancer) duo will blow you away with their West African djembe and dance which is trance-like, rhythmic and full of energy!
For a peek into one of their dance lessons, take a look at this video clip.
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