Saturday, January 7, 2012

Workshops with Amadou!

Please pass the word. Let's drum in the New Year with some positive beats.

Amadou Camara, our friend and mentor from Guinea will be  in town next week to kick off Fenix's Master West African Drum Series Workshops. For those of you who haven't met Amadou, he is a patient and caring teacher and has been drumming since childhood.  He was a member of one of Guinea's Ballets and has spent the last seven years performing and teaching in California.

First workshop will be on Friday, January 13 at 7:00 pm.
This is a fast-paced 2 hour workshop for Intermediate/Advanced drummers.
Workshop will be held at the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange, 3313 Julliard DrSacramento 95825.
Fee is $15 at the door.

A second workshop will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 3:45pm at Sierra 2, 2791 24th St. This is a Mixed level session and beginners are welcome.  This workshop is include in the fee of monthly paying Fenix students.  For all others, the fee is $15.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

HAPPY 2012!!! Location Change and Schedules

Hello Fenix Fans! What a great 2011 we had. Fenix made news, both on Channel 3 and in the Sac Bee in celebration of Kwanzaa! Check out the picture that was on the cover of the Bee:

Way to go Ashanti!

Here is our schedule of classes for 2012...Please note that Saturday's classes have been moved back to The Sierra 2 Center and Monday and Tuesday's classes to the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange.  Classes will continue at these locations until we find another venue to accommodate our expansion.


Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Sacramento 

Saturdays - 3:00 pm - Kids' Acrobatics

                  4:00 pm - Mixed Level Djembe Drum

                  5:00 - 6:30 pm - Mixed Level West African Dance
Tuesdays - 1:00 pm Senior Drumming ($5 drop in, $20 per month)

Brazilian Center for Cultural Awareness - 3313 Julliard Dr, Sacramento

Mondays - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Intermediate Level Djembe Drum
                8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Intermediate Level West African Dance
Tuesdays - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Mixed Level Congas
                 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Brazilian Batucada

Davis classes begin in February 2012

We still have some gift certificates  in $30 and $50 denominations.  They will be available until JANUARY 10TH.  Order now and save. 

New rates go into effect in January. As a reminder, these are:

For EXISTING monthly paid students, this change will not take place until January 2012.  
Effective January 1, 2012 new fee will be:
         $45 per month for 1 class per week
         $70 per month for 2 classes per week
         $95 per month for 3 classes per week
         $105 per month for unlimited classes per month
Drop in $15
Special family rates available