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Project X Workshop -Traditional West African Dance with Adie Baako

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The Africa Art Centre

286 Broomloan Road

Glasgow

G51 2JQ

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Adie is a member of the Akrowa Dance Ensemble - a cultural drumming and dance group from Ghana presenting West African rhythms and songs. It was founded in the early 1980s by Master Drummer Mustapha Tettey Addy and is now led by Okoe Ardyfio. An Akrowa performance is spellbinding, exhausting and exhilarating all at once.

Adie now lives in Scotland where he first came to work in May 2014. Recently Adie & Akrowa have developed a partnership with Scotland’s ABC Creative Music, taking West African music & dance into Scottish schools for an annual African Music Festival. Adie brings with him a rich repertoire of traditional West African pieces told through song, music & movement as well as a vibrant passion for his art, stunning performances and a boundless energy.

In his workshop, Adie will introduce us to some traditional West African dance techniques, including dances from Ghana, Guinea and Mali. Adie will explain the background and the history of the dance moves and will give us an introduction to the intricate and detailed elements that form a part of traditional West African dance. Come prepared to learn a lot and leave smiling!

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This is a free workshop, but places are limited. Please book your ticket to avoid disappointment.

Please bring comfortable clothes to dance in as well as water.

If you have any access needs or a question get in touch with Rhea via rhealewis.projectx@gmail.com or via +447477 699570 (whatsapp, text or call)

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