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Saakumu DanceMaster Drummer Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe
in residency January 13-17

Jan. 7, 2013

Nesin Cultural Arts will be presenting Master Drummer Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe in residency January 13-17, 2014. The award-winning Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. Their music and dance range from spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms.

Bernard and the Saakuma Dance troupe will be working with students in the Monticello Extended Day Program, performing for elementary students, working with music students in the RJK Middle School and the Monticello High School and presenting a multi-generational drum-making workshop. The residency is a collaborative effort by the Monticello High School Extended Day Program, Cooke/Rutherford PTO, Monticello Music Department and Nesin Cultural Arts.

The public is invited to the final day of residency on January 17, 2014 at Monticello High School. The event is open from 2:30-4:30 p.m., culminating with a 4:00 p.m. performance. Come enjoy food prepared by MHS culinary students, learn about drum and costume making, traditional dance or drumming, and attend the final performance. Tickets are priced at $5.00 and may be purchased at the door. The funds raised through this event will be used to bring in future programs and events in the arts for the students and community.  Read more at Nesin Cultural Arts