Dance Workshops Sunshine Coast
Saturday 23rd July 2016
Palmwoods Memorial Hall – 1 Main St
Duration: 1 hour
Times: 1:30pm with Muso Foli and 3:30pm with Yenenesh Nigusse
Please note that if you are buying multiple workshop tickets there are two drumming workshop and two dancing workshops sunshine coast at the Afro Foli Festival. If you buy multiple tickets from this page to get the discounted price please let us know which workshops you are coming to. Let’s drum and dance!!
Rhythm Culture presents
AFRO FOLI FESTIVAL
Drum and Dance Experience
BASSIDI KONÉ – World Class Djembe and Balaphon (Mali)
HIGHLIFE – Afro Imbued Highlife Beats
RHYTHM CULTURE SHOWCASE with Bassidi Koné and Adama Doumbouya
MUSO FOLI DANCE TROUPE – African Dance
FOLI KAN – Drumming Ensemble
DRUM AND DANCE WORKSHOPS with Bassidi Koné and Yenenesh Nigusse (12-5PM – 1hr – From $25 – All Welcome)
FREE DRUM CIRCLE 5:30 – 6:30PM
AFRICAN STREET FOOD by HOMEGROWN (5-8PM – $15 )
CAKES AND CHAI by RENAE’S PANTRY
SATURDAY JULY 23RD
PALMWOODS MEMORIAL HALL – 1 MAIN ST
ADULTS $15 – KIDS $5 – UNDER 12 FREE
TICKETS AND BOOKINGS – RHYTHMCULTURE.COM.AU – 0434585992
Family friendly and licensed event!
Born in Ethiopia, I started dancing when I was eight and started teaching other adopted Ethiopian children as a way of sharing and showcasing the customs and traditions of Ethiopia. I have performed with many groups, including the Ethiopia Bahil Dance Group, Papasa, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, Bailalo Latino, Fab Fambool and many more. My dance expressions allow me to entertain, perform and educate various audiences at many events, functions and festivals showcasing my African culture. Some of these include Woodford Folk Festival, Latin American Festival, Brisbane Multicultural Festival, Queensland Multicultural Festival, Fraser Coast Festival, Mackay Blues and Roots Festival and many more.
To me “Dance is a language only your body can understand. It expresses what words cannot. Dance is about finding out who you are and once I am on the stage, I feel like my body is on fire and the rhythms of the drums allow me to be truly free…it is hard to express in words until you experience it for yourself. African music and dance is a sacred space where you can find your own unique rhythm and style”.