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"Ilu l'agbara" (Drums are Powerful) Drum Circle

Presented by Bi-Okoto Cultural Center at Bi-Okoto Cultural Center, Cincinnati OH

Dec 08 - 10 2023

“Ilu l’ agbara” (Drums are Powerful)” Drum Circle is a 3-day African rhythm experience for all ages and abilities (no drumming experience needed) for the purpose of learning, expressing love, Joy, and appreciation of other cultures.

Drum Circle: “Ilu la gbara” (Drums are Powerful)” “Ilu L’agbara” (Drums are powerful) Drum Circle is a 3-day African rhythm experience for all ages and abilities (no drumming experience needed) for the purpose of learning, expressing love, Joy, and appreciation of other cultures. Baba Jubal, a master drummer, and performer from Columbus will facilitate this event.

Dates:

December 8, 2023

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Day 1

Baba Jubal will take participants on a musical journey to Africa. Creating a preliminary design that can be modified or edited; Applying the design to the frame of the drum; Wrapping the drum in the final step of construction. Once the Box drum is completed participants are ready to learn “One World Rhythm 1-10”.

December 9, 2023

Time: 10.00am -12.00pm

Day 2

Participants will learn and create African dances from Nigeria, Senegal, and Ghana. This will be facilitated in collaboration with Bi-Okoto Teaching /Performing Artist (TPAs).

December 10, 2023

Time: House opens to the community from 4.00pm

Performance runs from 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Day 3

Culminating events for the community which will feature special performance by baba Jubal, Bi-Okoto TPAs and workshop participants. Audience interaction/question and answer will be open after the performance.

Vendor setup at 4pm

Vending table opportunity (Free)

Call 513-221-6112

Sponsored by: Arts Midwest GIG FUND

Supported by: Artswave, OAC, Haus of Hughes, Theatre Centrik

ADMISSION INFO

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Contact: (513) 221-6112

Email: center@bi-okoto.com

LOCATION

Bi-Okoto Cultural Center

5601 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212

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