ALMA Autum 2009 Classes and Performances

Posted Sep 3rd, 2009 by Allison Kodeih  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


Drum Classes:
“Soul Djembe Drumming” with Yaya Kabo
4 Consecutive Sundays, Sept 27th thru Oct 18th, 2009 @ 12:30pm
Toledo Location
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. Toledo location to be announced.

“Soul Djembe Drumming @ The 577 Foundation”
4 Consecutive Fridays in October
Oct 9th thru Oct 30th, 2009, 6pm-8pm
577 Foundation – 577 E Front St, Perrysburg OH 43551
Yaya Kabo comes to the 577 Foundation with his popular “Djembe Soul Drumming” class for a 4-week series in October. Friday nights, 6pm-8pm, October 9th thru the 30th. Come learn Djembe & Dun Dun, traditional West African drumming styles, techniques & rhythms. For beginners to advanced! Bring your drum!

Dance Classes:
“Intro to West African Dance”
Tuesday Evenings in October @ Integration Yoga Studio
Sept 22nd thru Oct 13th, 2009 ~ 7pm – 8:15pm
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, and Yaya Kabo. 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.

Saturday,October 10th, 2009 @ 11am
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

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 @ 3pm
“Winter Legacies” @ The Toledo Museum of Art, The Great Gallery
Monroe St, Toledo OH 43624
This performance will be ALMA’s 6th appearance in this annual holiday event offered by the Toledo Museum of Art. This concert is free and open to the public.

Toledo Public Schools Arts in Education Projects Arts Festival
Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2009, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Rogers High School Media Center
A chance for Toledo Public School educators to meet, greet and see performances by the artists that participate in the Arts in Education Program. Meet & greet in the media center from 4:30pm-4:45pm, and samples of participating group programs until 6:30pm.

ALMA Dance Experience, LLC is a group of professional musicians and dancers bonded in the study, performance and sharing of traditional West African Drum & Dance and Modern Dance. ALMA exists to celebrate dance and music, to bring dance and music to everyone, to celebrate the non-traditional artist, and to capitalize on the talents each individual brings to the group, to the stage and to the classroom. ALMA is also dedicated to collaboration; working with other artists to build a larger dance and music community.

ALMA Dance Experience has been a company since 2003, but the core of our group has been working together for a decade or more, and among our group members we have multiple decades of professional experience in a wide variety of music, dance, and performance styles. As a group we are committed to artistic excellence through continuous study, performance, and sharing of our art forms.

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