Monday, December 21, 2015


It's getting to be that time of year again when we celebrate our achievements for the past year and look forward to  achieving more goalS for the coming year.
Please come and join us for our Annual Kwanzaa reunion on Friday, Jan 1, 2016  @ 2:00 pm at Fenix Studios, 2110 Del Pasobblvd, Sacramento 95815.

This is a non-religious community  celebration so feel free to bring friends and family.  There will be cultural entertainment, activities for kids and adults,  a mini-craft market, and, of course, a potluck feast.  Please bring a dish to share.

Hope to see you there on Jan 1st.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Updates for Fenix!

Wed, Sept 16 @ 6:00 pm – Health & Wellness Fair, Lance Apts., 4828 El Camino Ave, Carmichael CA 95608
Sat, Sept 19 @ 6:00 pm - Sutter Health Picnic, Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis Campus (west end of arboretum)  NO CLASSES AT STUDIO ON THIS DATE
Fri, Sept 25 @ 6:30 pm - Stone Lake Elementary School Multicultural Fair, 9673 Lakepoint Dr, Elk Grove, CA 95758 
Sat, Sept 26 @ 1:30 pm – founder’s Day Fair, Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608
Sun, Sept 27 @ 11:00am - Gourd Festival, Davis Ranch, 13211 Jackson Rd, Sloughouse, CA 95683
Sat, Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm 2110 Art Gallery, 1023 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento 95815 

In addition to regular classes -
EVERY 4th Tuesday of month - Special Brazilian Batacuda jam - Drop in $5
EVERY 4th Wednesday of month - Doun-Doun Dance 7:30 pm - Drop in $15

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summer 2015 Drumming and Dancing with Fenix

We have an updated summer schedule of events, and it's jam-packed with fun days all over Sacramento, including lots of library activities!

Check out our events page to see everything we are doing!

Friday, February 6, 2015



West African Drum Workshop with Lansana Kouyate
Fri, Feb 6 at 6:45 pm and Sat, Feb 7 at 3:45 pm. $15 
Private sessions on Saturday Feb 7  by appt. $30 per hour
Call 916-205-3970 to schedule

Lansana is a native of the village of Boke in the coastal region of Guinea.  He belongs to the lineage of Bala Fasseke Kouyate, the famous Griot of Soundjata Keita, king of the Mandingos.  He is best known for his mastery of bala and he is also a powerful dunun and djembe master.  He began learning at the age of two at home with his Griot family, being trained principally by his grandfather.  He grew up steeped in the tradition of bala, emphasizing the importance of caring for the instrument and playing it with talent.  With his family, he has played music for traditional ceremonies and for celebrations.     He has performed throughout the United States and Europe and toured extensively teaching his Malinke rhythms through the balaphone, djembe and dununs.

Black History Month Events

Wed, Feb 4 - 3:30 pm Fairfield Civic Center Branch Library - "From Africa to the Americas"
Fri, Feb 13 - 9:00 am; 10:00 am - Elder Creek Elementary School - "From Africa to the Americas"
Fri, Feb 13 - 4:00 pm - Del Paso Heights Library "Fenix celebrates Chinese New Year"
Sat, Feb 14 - 3:00 pm - North Sacramento Library - "African Princess party"
Tue, Feb 17 - 4:00 pm - Esparto Library, Esparto - "From Africa to the Americas"
Wed, Feb 18 - 4:00 pm - Walnut Grove Library,  Walnut Grove - "From Africa to the Americas"
Thu, Feb 19 - 6:00 pm - University of the Pacific, Stockton
Fri, Feb 20 - 3:30 pm -  Mc Kinley Library, Sacramento - "Drum and Dance for Joy"
Sat,  Feb 28 - 11:00 am - Readiness Fair, Serna Center,  5735 47th Ave, Sacramento