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A. James

May 29th, 1955-July 23rd, 2023

The performance poet and storyteller well versed in the oral traditions
practiced by her family in the Caribbean, 
elevated poetry and storytelling into performance art, weaving words, music, and
movement in an eclectic fusion that appeals to all audiences. 



Drum and Dance Co.

Fenix Drum and Dance Company is a family centered performance company specializing in traditional music and dance from West Africa and the Caribbean. Established two decades ago by the mother/daughter team of Angela J, James and Olivia Yasmin. Fenix strives to keep traditional arts alive through performance and education.
Fenix’s multi-generational, multi-ethnic group performs at a variety of fairs and festivals in Sacramento and surrounding areas. In addition, Fenix’s educational outreach arm conducts school assemblies, lecture demonstrations and residencies. Fenix can also be booked for private parties and corporate events.

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Schedule of Classes

Come hone your skills in our awesome drum studio.

Instrument Building & Repair 

Our experts restore your treasured instruments.

Programs and Events

Come learn how to move with international grace.

Story Telling

Angela J. James and friend's edutainment and literacy programs.


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