Thursday, May 15, 2014

Congolese Dance Workshop!!!

Come out and shake your hips in some energetic traditional Congolese dance with Willy Loketo. Fenix is pleased to be co-hosting this workshop in Willy's Spring 2014 Tour with Muisi-kongo Manga and Fua Dia Congo. 

Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Fenix Drum and Dance Studio
2110 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento 95815
More info: 916-205-3970

Willy Loketo is a world-renowned master artist from the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) who was initiated into the Congolese music and dance tradition at the age of 9. A gifted dancer, choreographer, musician and performing artist, his formative years in traditional arts were spent as an apprentice and the youngest member of le Ballet National du Congo (Congolese National Dance Company).

In 1996, Willy Loketo established Africa Tambours, an innovative percussion and dance ensemble that led him to France, where he has resided since 2000.  Loketo teaches popular weekly classes, serves an artist-in-residence at a number of local schools and continues on as director of Africa Tambours, touring and performing traditional music and dance locally and abroad.