Project African Experience

21 October at 11:00 to 22 October at 0:30

Join Project African Experience in Manchester on Saturday 21 October 2017 for a day of art, music, dancing, and vibrant connection.

Take part in celebrating diversity of African, Mancunian and World cultures with authentic dance and drumming workshops, live artists’ performances, vibrant DJs, African food, fully licensed bar + surprises from the team.

DATE AND TIME:
Date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Doors open: 11am on Saturday 21st October 2017
Doors close: 12:30am on Sunday 22nd October 2017

ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, DJs:
African Kora workshop and evening Gala: Suntou Susso
Brazilian dance workshop and evening Gala: Bridget Withycombe-Wharton assisted by Rome Mosabbir, drumming
African drumming workshop and evening Gala: Malo Sonko
African dance workshop and evening Gala: Sens Sagna and Jokeh Sillah
Music band live performance part_1 and part_2: Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family
DJs: Siren (Tighten Up, AFro Dub) and San Sonido & The Knot-Eyed Jaguar)

TICKETS:
Whole Experience Pass: £35
(4 workshops, evening Gala, artists live performance, DJs)

1 Workshop: £15
(Choose one workshop from African Kora, Brazilian Dance, African Drumming or African Dance)

4 Workshops: £30
(4 workshops: African Kora, Brazilian Dance, African Drumming and African Dance)

Evening Only Pass: £10
(evening Gala, artists live performance, DJs)

Follow this link to buy tickets: https://www.fatsoma.com/african-experience-/bwgzer5c/african-experience

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PROGRAMME:
Doors open: 11am on Saturday 21st October 2017
Doors close: 12:30am on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Morning and afternoon programme: 11am – 7:30pm
Evening programme: 7:30pm – 12:30am

Morning and afternoon programme:

11:00am
Doors open

11:30 – 1pm
1st Workshop
African Kora workshop

1:00 – 1:30
music, food, bar and social

1:30 – 3:00
2nd Workshop
Brazilian dance workshop

3:00 – 3:30
music, food, bar and social

3:30 – 5:00
3rd Workshop
African drumming workshop

5:00 – 5:30
music, food, bar and social

5:30 – 7:00
4th Workshop
African dance workshop

7:00 – 7:30
music, food, bar and social

Evening programme:
Evening program starts at 7:30pm with Gala performances of what participants learned today from the dance and drumming workshops

7:30 – 8:00
Brazilian dance Gala

8:00 – 8:30
African drumming Gala

8:30 – 9:00
African dance Gala

9:00 – 9:30
African Kora performance

9:30-10:00
“Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family” music band life performance part_1

10:00 – 10:30
DJs, food, bar and social

10:30 – 11:00
“Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family” music band live performance part_2

11-12:30
DJs, food, bar and social

12:30
Doors closed

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African Kora workshop with Suntou Susso

Suntou Susso is a talented African Kora player and music teacher from The Gambia, West Africa. He comes from the family where they have been playing Kora for over 800 years.

For the last 4 years Suntou has been performing and teaching Kora at musical projects throughout the UK. He has appeared on shows including BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, folk show live sessions and ITV This Morning Show.

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Brazilian dance workshop and evening Gala with Bridget Withycombe-Wharton assisted by Rome Mosabbir, drumming

Over the last 20 years Bridget Withycombe-Wharton has been a member and leader of several Greater Manchester Samba bands, as well as being involved in many educational, community and performance groups as a choreographer, teacher and performer.

Her passions are enthused by the traditions and styles of Samba and African dance, as well as, the art of ‘story telling’ through movement.

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African drumming workshop and evening Gala with Malo Sonko

Malo Sonko is an experienced African Djembe drummer and teacher from Abene in the Casamance region of Senegal, West Africa.

Malo is a master Djembe player. Over the last 34 years he has been playing African Djembe drum and performing at various venues throughout the UK and overseas.

Malo workshops create a fun and dynamic learning environment where participants feel good, motivated and have lots of fun.

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African dance workshop and evening Gala with Jokeh Sillah and Sens Sagna

Jokeh Sillah

Jokeh Sillah is a Gambian dance artist internationally recognised for her knowledge and inspirational teaching techniques of traditional West African dance.

Jokeh has been based in Manchester for over 14 years and co-founded Santa Yalla Arts. She is Artistic Director and Principal African Dancer providing performances and workshops throughout the country.

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Sens Sagna

Sens Sagna is an experienced and inspirational dancer, drummer, singer and teacher from the Cassamance region of Senegal, West Africa.

Sens arrived in Manchester in 2005. Over the last 12 years he has been running African dance and drumming classes and workshops. Sens is artistic director of the vibrant performance group ‘Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family’, as well as collaborating with a range of artists at events throughout the country.

Sens draws on his traditional heritage and his vast performance experience, to bring his African roots alive.

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Live band performance “Sens Sagna and The Kajamor Family”

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FACEBOOK AND MEETUP:
Contact us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectafricanexperience/
Join us on Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/Project-African-Experience/

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WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Book tickets from £10 now by following this link https://www.fatsoma.com/african-experience-/bwgzer5c/african-experience

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See you on Saturday 21 October 2017 @ The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF.

Project African Experience team

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