Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Become a Fenix in 2011!

Happy New Year to all Fenix friends and fans.   West African drum and dance classes for 2011 have officially begun.  The schedule for 2011 as follows:
     Sats. 4:00 pm - Beginning Djembe Drum   beginning Jan 8 (Sierra 2).
     Sats. 5:00 pm - Mixed level African Dance  beginning Jan 8 (Sierra 2) 
Student drummers are encouraged to play for the dance class to practice what they have learnt
     Mons. 7:00 pm - Inter/Advanced Drum.  1st meeting of this class was on Mon Jan 3rd
     Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd, 95815
Guest drummer for the first Saturday class will be Kamau Mensah, a well-know local drummer.  Kamau has been drumming for over 30 years and has generously offered to share his expertise with us. 
Fees are still $30 per calendar month for one class per week and generous family discounts are available.  These are family oriented classes  and children five and under are free. New and existing students can bring a friend to the first class for only $5.00.
Start the New Year with music in your heart and a dance in your feet.
Call me at 916-205-3970 or e-mail if you have any questions.
See you on Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Fenix is gearing up for a busy month of performances for Black History Month. Presented at ten Sacramento Public Branch libraries, these family oriented programs use music, dance and narrative to highlight the richness of the African-American artistic experience.

    Programs include Fenix' signature programs "From Africa to the Americas", a lively interactive medley of dancing, drumming and folktales and "Dance and Drum for Joy", a drum and dance circle that keeps everyone tapping their toes.

    "BlackScrap Music" gives the audience to play the diddley bow, spoons and other musical instruments fashioned from everyday materials by African-Americans.

    Drums and a display of indigo dyed fabrics enhance the fascinating stories of indigo dye - from the 'blue men' of Africa to the blue jeans of today in "Indigo Blue".
    For a list of programs and locations, please go the the Events tab.