ALMA ~ classes, workshops, performances, and more this fall

Posted Sep 17th, 2008 by Allison Kodeih  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


“Soul Djembe Drumming” with Yaya Kabo
4 Consecutive Sundays, Oct 12th thru Nov 2nd, 2008 @ 12:30pm
Performers School of Dance, 6801 W Central Ave, Toledo OH 43617
ALMA Artistic Director and Senegalese Master Drummer Yaya Kabo will provide a 4-week series of classes for all students of djembe drumming. Classes are $25 per session or $75 for all four classes prepaid. Pre-register by calling 419-381-2755. Held @ the Performers School of Dance (www,

“Intro to West African Dance”
Tuesday Evenings in October @ Integration Yoga Studio
October 7th thru October 28th, 2008 ~ 7pm – 8pm
Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 West Bancroft St, Toledo OH 43606
The classes are $10 per individual session, but with pre-registration, four classes are only $35. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling, 419-A-OM-YOGA (266-9642).
The class will be instructed by ALMA Drum & Dance members Allison Kodeih & Pevely. Each class features a warm up, traditional dance technique, choreography, along with, live drumming. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Children with adults are welcome, and group discounts are available.

Guest Workshop:
Maissa Camara – “Authentic West African Dance Workshop”
Saturday October 4th, 2008 ~ 1:30pm-3:30pm
Performers School of Dance, 6801 W Central Ave, Toledo OH 43617
This workshop features dance instruction by Maissa Camara, Senegalese dancer & musician from the African Generation Ballet and most recently with Saff Sap Dance Group in Quebec. Open to all dancers “for exercise and creative dance movement”. Cost of this 2-hour workshop is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Pre-register by calling 419-381-2755.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 @ 9pm
Our Social Innovations: Project 1, Exhibit Opening (
The Truth Gallery (
1811 Adams St, Toledo Ohio
ALMA Drum & Dance performs a 30-minute set of traditional West African Drum & Dance at this unique arts exhibit opening, all proceeds from visual art sales to benefit NAMI of Greater Toledo.

Sunday, September 28th, 2008 @ 1pm
Bittersweet Farms Harvest Festival
12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd, Whitehouse OH 43571
ALMA Drum & Dance performs traditional West African Drum & Dance at this annual festival held on the grounds of Bittersweet Farms, a fully functioning living/working community for people living with autism. More details at

Friday, December 26th, 2008 @ 8:30pm
“Winter Legacies” @ The Toledo Museum of Art, The Great Gallery
Monroe St, Toledo OH 43624
This performance will be ALMA’s 5th appearance in this annual holiday event offered by the Toledo Museum of Art. This concert is free and open to the public.

Public Appearances:
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 @ 1pm
“Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play”
University of Toledo Centennial Mall, West Bancroft St, Toledo OH 43614
ALMA will spend the afternoon sharing traditional West African drum & dance with kids of all ages as a part of this community-wide event.

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