Interactive Arts: Ologunde

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May 18, 2014

1 & 2:15pm.

Flushing Town Hall


All Ages

Event 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.

Address: 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354

About Flushing Town Hall

The mission of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) is to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens, New York and New York City, New York, in order to foster mutual appreciation.  As advocates of arts equity since 1979, they support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. 

Flushing Town Hall provides exciting opportunities for kids and families to encounter the arts together.  Their performance series showcases talented professionals from a variety of performing arts and cultures whose shows have proven to be entertaining for audience members young and old.  Their Interactive Arts compliment these presentations by giving kids and families a fun opportunity to do a hands-on exploration of the show's art forms taught by the performers or Flushing Town Hall teaching artists. 


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