- African Drumming and Dance Workshop, Sundays July 10 12 PM – 1 PM
- Songs and Dances from Georgia on Sunday, July 17 12 PM -1 PM
- African Drumming and Dance Workshop on Sundays Aug 7 12 PM – 1 PM
- The Vocal Roots, Aug 14 12 PM – 1 PM
West African Drumming and Dance Workshop
July 10 and Aug 17, 12 PM – 1 PM
Don’t just sit and watch, join the inner drum and dance circle and experience the ancient, mesmerizing West African rhythms like you never have before! Led by Anna Melnikoff, one of Canada’s foremost experts in the West African Mande drumming tradition, and aided by members of Saboumando (www.saboumando.com) and MusiCamp, you will be sure to find the groove and develop a deeper connection to this tradition that has inspired so much music in the world today.
Georgian Song and Dance
Sunday July 17, 12 PM – 1 PM.
Be prepared for a transformatively visceral experience with songs and dance from Georgia, a small, mountainous country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Known for its distinctive harmonies, this millennia-old musical tradition was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible masterpiece of humanity in 2001. Today we bring it to you through the award-winning trio ZARI (www.ZARItrio.com), members of the Makharashvili family, and a special guest from the dance troupe Georgian Soul. We’ll also give you a first-hand taste of this exceptional music, with opportunity for you to get up and sing and dance with us!
The Vocal Roots
Sunday August 14, 12 PM – PM.
This performance features traditional and contemporary interpretations of Roots Music – from classic tunes on the “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack to newly written songs by local roots musicians and borrowings from world music. With a special emphasis on the voice, the performance features many a cappella arrangements, body percussion, child performers from MusiCamp and the jazz/roots vocal group BrouLaLa. We’ll also get you involved, with a chance to sing, snap, stomp and clap along!