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West African Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa in NYC

by Afrika Abney (writer), , November 28, 2007

West African Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa in NYC

West African Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa in NYC will take place on Sundays December 2nd, December 9th and December
16th, 2007 at City Center, 130 West 56th Street (between 6th and 7th aves) New York, NY.

Master Dancer Youssouf Koumbassa will be teaching West African Dance.

" Come and learn the history of dances from Guinea, enhance your technique, and work those memory cells! This class offers all of that plus a full complement of musicians! So don't hesitate...come and dance with Master Dancer Youssouf Koumbassa."

Sundays
Dec. 2nd, 9th, & 16th
7-9 PM
$18 - 2-hr class

For further information contact Lisa at dancediva504@yahoo.com or by phone at 646.207.2609.

About Master Dancer Youssouf Koumbassa

Youssouf Koumbassa is a former artist of Ballet Djoliba, the National Ballet of Guinea. Born and raised in Guinea, West Africa,Youssouf began dancing at the age of six by studying and emulating the members of the National Ballet and the leading dancers of the many local and regional dance companies in Guinea. Since moving to the United States in the early 1990s, Youssouf has established himself as the pre-eminent teacher of dance from Guinea, and now travels widely throughout the world as a much
sought after master teacher at dance conferences, workshops, camps and schools.

For further information about him, visit http://www.westafricandance.com and http://www.afrikandjeli.net/Youssouf.html

Buy a video on Wongai 2: Dances from Guinea West Africa Starring Youssouf Koumbassa at http://www.amazon.com/Wongai-Dances-Guinea-West-Africa/dp/B0007M6ORE

About African Dance

African Dance, "based upon the spoken language, is a source of communication through which it is possible to demonstrate emotion, sentiment, beliefs and other reactions through movement. Therefore, there are many styles of African dancing as there are different ethnic groups and languages."

For further information about African Dance visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_dance

View a video on Guinea African Dance, by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a00BZzuRjT0&feature=related


About the Writer

Afrika Abney is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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