POC Global Street Drum
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Basic select rhythm patterns of Brasilian Music traditions steeped in West African Cultural traditions popular and traditional.
>>3-part Agogo [ Bell ] patterns of Yoruba influenced traditions
>>Introduce basic rhythmic patterns to facilitate learning experience of African Diaspora Drum combos – Samba Reggae, Drum line influences and Ijexa.
>>Samba Reggae rhythm combos popularized by Afro Funk bass Drum beats
>>Students will discover through cultural narratives an enriching learning experience that incites passion for learning to Drum and play music--culminating into group ensemble experience.
REGINA CALIFA, Creative Director – Nzo Califa Dance Works
Miss Califa yields an impressive 25 year history of performance, choreography and production based in African dance-drumming coalesced with formal training versed in interdisciplinary study skilled in Dance, Music, Theatre and Song; she maintains a duo role in her community creating and producing ART highlighting dance cultures of Africa and the Diaspora, while maintaining consistent study of these dance forms and their cultural histories. Yielding an impressive performance trek, she possessed a devoted membership with key roles and choreographic works in leading Bay Area companies such as:
Diata Diata all female drum core, founded by the late Malonga Casquelourd; Award winning Grupo Carnavalesco Fogo Na Roupa, served as a 17 year member & retired Associate Director with Carnavalesco, founded & Directed by the late Carlos Aceituno and a participating member of Women’s wing of Loco Bloco initiatives working closely with Artistic Director Heather Watkins.
Highly sought after Arts In Education Instructor and Resident Artist, she works as a Programming consultant working for Oakland and San Francisco Unified Districts, Charter Schools and School of the Arts Institutions culminating into a 10 year tenure of service.