Thursday, June 26, 2014

#CarnavalDanceSeries @The WEB Oakland - June 26th 2014

Closing Class Session in Axé

"Shall I proceed...YES, indeed" The closing class to the  #‎CarnavalDanceSeries THURS. JUNE 26, 2014 Come #BeInTheDance and BE LIFTED or catch inspiration from a fave on my playlist as we'll #‎Dance our working combo to:  "MAGANO" the "Axé" song by Carlinhos Brown e Sergio Mendes.



#‎CalifadaBahia94 moment: I first encountered the thunderous sounds of Timbalda and charismatic force of Carlinhos Brown in Salvador da Bahia '94 on the ground - Must have paraded 2 hours straight no chaser...lol. Subsequently in the Late 90's on their U.S. Tour Carlos Aceituno & Fogo Na Roupa was bestowed with the honor to open for Carlinhos Brown & Timbalada at the SF Galeria Trade Center- I played repique, WE ROCKED for sure and Carlinhos Brown gave us a thumbs up. The concert to follow phenomenally transformed the space with Drums, visuals, and Carlinhos Brown's infectious energia com muito força of Candeal de Salvador da Bahia.  #RiteOn

#Oakland What's HOT - Kongo YAH!


June 28th -- Oakland, CA:  International Day of Congolese Dance & Drum highlighting mastery of Dance, Drum and Culture including legacy keepers, organizations, emerging talent, young Lions and trailblazing leadership. Celebrations of Bay Area Congolese Dance, Drum and Cultural traditions whose works has affected our global communities throughout. Matondo, #MyKongo #Malonga #Oakland, #EPA, #tulamuisi
 [Click link above for tix info]
JUNE 28th- #Oakland Historic Weekend Performance Extravaganza & Celebration of Congolese Arts

Monday, June 2, 2014

#DANCESTORY2014: In The Lab - Examining the stories lived...

#Dancestory2014: In The Lab -- Utilizing #Dance as a mediumship for service, I am now analyzing my field works the finds and loving the stories along the way. Dance also serves as a powerful means for telling our stories. This holds true through a legacy of inspiration in training in African Dance and Drum Cultural traditions primarily of West and Central Africa, furthering my quest to weave lines of symmetry extending to its diaspora tributaries. And the Bay Area, California is a Gold mine for unearthing that for which has enriched its cultural landscape. Yet how does one begin? Creativity is my inspiration and #Genealogy is my tool, and this is how I got started via #Dancestory2013  click link to learn more. ~njoy  

R. Califa Calloway