Studio to host West African workshop |

Studio to host West African workshop

Provided to the Tribune

Mabiba Baegne from the Congo, in partnership with Drumchik Productions, will present a workshop on West African singing, drumming and dancing Saturday at the Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio.

Baegne is a preeminent teacher of the traditional music and dance of Central and West Africa. She has taught all over the country and the world and is known for her energetic and enthusiastic classes. She offers workshops for children of all ages in the United States and dreams of producing a yearly concert to raise money to educate some of the children in her homeland, Congo.

All abilities and ages of dancers, singers and drummers are welcome to attend the workshop for one or all of the sessions. The workshop will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Marcia Sarosik’s Dance Studio, 2107 James Ave., behind Staples at the “Y.” Singing will be conducted from noon to 1 p.m., drumming from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and dance from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The price is $20 per session or $50 for all three.

There will be a special session for beginning Djembe drummers from 10 to 11:30 a.m. presented by Liz Broscoe, local drum aficionado and leader of the West African Drum Troupe, Java Djembe. The price is $20.

The workshop classes will fill up so call or e-mail to reserve a spot early. Call Broscoe at (530) 577-5827 or e-mail with questions and to sign up.

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