Rhythm and Moves: West African and Caribbean Dance Movement

Tuesday 14th November

Come and take part in a lively and playful exploration of dance movement influenced by West Africa and the Caribbean.


This class has been scheduled as part of our Black History Month programme. You will get the chance to dance to West African and Caribbean rhythms and try out different moves from these parts of the world.

The session is open to all levels, is intergenerational and will focus participants’ attention on their rhythm, musicality and self -expression. In the session participants will get to hear traditional drumming from the Caribbean and West Africa, try out dance moves from there and practise a short, fun choreography.

About the Facilitator

Tanya Campbell is a firm believer in the benefits of dance on our wellbeing and sense of identity. She believes dance brings people together, uniting generations and genders, and gives us the tools to express all aspects of our lived experiences whether that be our daily customs and relationships with others, extravagant celebrations, poignant occasions, or life-changing rites of passage.

Tanya has studied for several years with some of the UK’s leading West African dance artists, including Nii Tagoe (Ghana), Aida Diop (Senegal) and Salif Camara (Guinea). She is also a huge advocate of Caribbean traditional dance and Orisha dances, as well as the informal Black British / Caribbean dance styles that she grew up with.

Tanya’s dance style is a homage to all of these genres and the way they come out through her body.

Event Accessibility

The Library at Willesden Green is a fully accessible building with accessible toilets.

There is no car park.