YYou will not want to miss Jayson Fann of Spirit Garden productions as he facilitates our free drum workshop in March
Bring your own drum or instrument of choice for the drum circle portion or borrow one of ours. Note:Barefoot dancing, wear comfortable clothing you can dance in.
Spread the word. Bring all your friends and family!
This community workshop is made possible by Livermore Cultural Arts Council
Jayson Fann is a musician, visual artist, director, producer and multi-cultural arts consultant. Jayson performs, designs and produces hundreds of concerts and educational programs annually celebrating cultural diversity . His work has taken him around the world many times to direct a diverse range of artistic projects in Europe, African, Haiti, Cuba and Brazil. Jayson has taught and served as a special consultant for California State University Monterey Bay, San Francisco State University, The Esalen Institute, Centro d’Ompio International Center for Holistic Studies as well as many other schools and centers internationally. His work has been featured in many prestigious publications such as the London Guardian, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Conde Naste European Travel Magazine, Sunset Magazine and many others world wide.
When: March 16th, 2014. 3-6pm
Where: Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore CA 94550
About the Class: Join us at the Bothwell Arts Center every Monday, starting March 10th from 7:30-9:30 for an African drumming class with Mogauwane. This is a mixed ability class where all levels of drummers are welcome. Come explore the joy of African drumming and learn some rhythms of Africa. Bring your drum or borrow one of ours.
About the Instructor: Mogauwane Mahloele was born in Storomo and raised in Mamelodi ya Tshwane, South Africa. He was born a drummer, and learned to master his instruments through countless hours observing, participating, practicing, rehearsing rhythms and making the instruments to fully understand their capabilities. He is of the BaPedi people, known for their versatility in music instrumentation. Among Mogauwane`s mentors, Tshidi, Kasi and Lefes were especially important in impressing upon him not only technique and particular rhythms and music, but also a deep seriousness in ethics and aesthetics of the culture, social structure, and the history of both family and the nation. Mogauwane was born and raised under the apartheid system and worked to see it dismantled. These struggles frame his music, and his soul. Mogauwane has been playing music since his days in the warmth of his mother`s womb. His mother was a traditional dancer, and he too danced, even before he was born. His music is traditional and traditionally inspired, and has been his lifeblood for more than 40 years. For more information about Mogauwane, visit his website www.mogauwane.com
Dates & Times: every Monday, starting March 10th to May 12th from 7:30-9PM
Cost: $15 drop in or $120 for a 10 class punch card
Where: Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St. Livermore, CA 94550
Join us for a fun, Creative, educational and meditative bead making workshop with the talented Wawi Amasha of @mami.afrika. Create your own waist beads that can be used as a necklace, bracelet, anklet, hairline tie or belt using Wawi's collection of beautiful African and trade beads.
(Great activity for girlfriends, mothers and daughters)
$30 for materials
February 15th, 2014
Bowthwell Arts Center
2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550
"Waist beads are an age old African tradition. They are worn for vast reasons and purposes to celebrate femininity, healing, spirituality, power, balancing, attracting and keeping a mate, rites of passage, rejuvenation, initiations, first menses, energy, and body shaping. African women have traditionally worn waist beads beneath their clothing placed beneath the belly button and can be single or multiple strands. In ancient Egypt, waist beads were called “girdles.
Women of all ages and sizes wear waist beads!
When you add stones, waist beads take on healing qualities.
Depending on ailment or what needs to be enhanced, various semi-precious stones can be included in the design of your waist beads.
It’s only now in modern times, that waist beads are becoming more visible.
Think of them as colorful strands of femininity -- vibrant glass or clay beads, gemstones, pieces of horn, shells and sometimes gold or silver fittings, strung together by hand and tailored to embrace a woman's individual midsection.
Waist Beads are multi-purpose. They can be used as a necklace, bracelet, anklet, hairline tie, belt, and a favorite of mine, they are great weight regulators."
Join us at the Bothwell every Tuesday, starting March 11th from 7:30-8:30 for an hour of African movement. This 10 week series will offer a combination of dancing to live drumming or music on CD. This class is open to all levels, so come on down and shake your tail feather as you pick up some traditional African movements. We will feature occasional surprise guest teachers, so your best bet will be to come to all the classes!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or call us at 925-398-3827
Cost: $15 drop in or $120 for a 10 class punch card