137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354
Description: Learn to play Afro-Brazilian percussion! Master percussionist Dende will teach you proper technique, exercises, and traditional rhythms. Children with adults welcome. Drums provided.
Ologunde celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance and martial arts. Comprised of Brazilians living in the United States and Brazil, Ologund? includes former members of world-renowned music and dance troupes and is under the direction of master percussionist Dende. Ologunde will perform a diverse repertoire which includes the rituals associated with candomble, a synthesis of the Yoruba and Catholic religions in which various orixis (gods) are invoked; the breathtaking capoeira martial arts dance; maculele, a warrior dance which utilizes sticks and machetes and was originally created in the sugar cane fields by slaves; and the exhilarating samba de roda, which can be traced back to the semba of Angola.
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