Endorsed by Curators:
EASTLAKE PARK COMMUNITY BUILDING SATURDAY MORNING DRUM AND DANCE CLASS.
Important! Class is NOT held on "Holiday Weekends" in which a holiday occurs on a Friday thru Monday. Sometimes that is missed on this calendar. .July is always summer break
Check the park official schedule for actual schedule and any changes:
enter "AFRICA" in the below link page:
>EASTLAKE COMMUNITY PARK AFRICANS SCHEDULE
then click on "Quick View" for the correct activity line for the current time period to see any exceptions for that schedule.
Everyone is welcome at our weekly workshop! It's always LIVE, EXCITING and FUN!
People from all walks of life travel from all corners of the Valley, state and beyond to make our weekly class exciting and fun! Join us every Saturday at Eastlake Park for class. No experience is necessary. Drop ins welcome for nominal park fee and you can register for the next 6 week session at that time if desired.
More info at:https://www.kawambeomowale.com/current-production
See the facebook page for changes or cancelled Saturday workshops:https://www.facebook.com/kawambe/
Kawambe-Omowale African Drum & Dance
& Dance Theater at:
Normally Every Saturday 9am to 10:30am, except for holiday periods.
Saturday mornings from 9:00 (sharp!) am to 10:30 am
Eastlake Park 1549 E Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ
Park on Jefferson Street Curb in front the Recreation Gym Building entrance
Go to the front desk and pay $25 for park membership (or $2/class). The next time just leave your name at the front desk to enter.
Community Djembe Drum and Dance Class
Join in the fun! Experience West African drumming and dancing for yourself. We're reaching out to the community through our community drum and dance class.
Kawambe-Omowale offers a West African drum and dance class for the community on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Eastlake Park Recreation Center. Eastlake Park is located on the southwest corner of 16th Street and Jefferson in downtown Phoenix, less than 10 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport (physical address: 1549 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034). Generally, our class is postponed during major holiday weekends and other days as needed. Please call Eastlake Park at 602-262-6759 for upcoming class postponements.
Classes are held in the gymnasium where there's plenty of room for all. Participants of all ages and from a variety of cultural backgrounds attend our classes. EVERYONE is invited - children and adults, males and females. Dress comfortably and bring your energy! No experience is necessary.
Drummers are invited to participate in our community class as well. Bring your drum and arrive promptly at 9:00 a.m. Drums and hand-held instruments most frequently used are the djembe, dun dun, kenkeni, sangba, brekate, sabar with galan (stick), soruba, talking drum (dono), shakere and cow bell. If you don't have a drum but would like to take part in our drum circle, a limited number of drums are available for use during class. Please call us in advance to make arrangements...602-252-6204 (leave a message).
Come and be a part of our Saturday morning community class. We would love to have you join us as a participant on the dance floor or as a spectator in the bleachers!
Warm-up dancers and drummers
Brief explanation of rhythm's purpose and history
Dance and drum instruction
Community circle with drummers and dancers
Cool-down dancers and drummers