Day of Remembrance – with Francis Awe and the Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE/DAY OF HEALING

featuring Francis Awe and the Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8 pm
Live Arts Angeles

$15 advance purchase (click here)
$20 at-the-door

This show, which is normally performed in November, is returning again, by popular demand, to the LALA stage.   The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble is a cultural group that educates its audience about Nigerian tradition and culture through the use of music, song, and dance.  Though the performances are entertaining, there is always a moral message intertwined in each individual piece.

The show consist of the Master Nigerian drummer Francis Awe and dancer Omowale Orisayomi leading their group and students in the drumming and dancing of Nigeria that they have learned over the past years.  This is also a performance about growth, rebirth, and the evolution of the human Spirit to always rise above adversity and to soar.  In the show you will see traditional dances like Sango and Sabada, as well as riveting personal performances by different members of the class, revealing their triumph over adversity in their lives.

Francis Awe states, “I feel that my mission in life is not only to make the Dundun (Talking Drum) a universal instrument, but also to transmit the family aspect of African life to all people of the universe.  My music goes beyond entertainment.  I am interested in using this medium to unify people of all races and colors.”

There will also be vendors selling their wares.

Advance purchase tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/368469

New Workshop! Master Drum and Dance Workshop

with Francis Awe and Omowale

Saturday Oct. 15th
3:30 – 6:30 pm
$25


Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint Street (corner of Eagle Rock Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA  90065
phone: 323-739-0804
email: info@liveartsla.com

Enjoy an afternoon in rhythmic harmony, learning African rhythms, an African song, and African dance with the Master drummer Francis Awe and Omowale Awe.

  • Learn the song Ise Oluwa
  • Learn a brief history of the Talking Drum and history of Yoruba
  • Learn drum patterns associated with Sabada music
  • Learn the Sabada dance and how the dance relates to what the drum is saying There will also be vendors selling ethnic artifacts.
    Please bring your own drum if you can. Some drums available at the workshop. 

    All are welcome!