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UC RIVERSIDE Department of Dance
UCR Doundounba Festival 2021
West African Drum and Dance - Online!
Join host Makeda Kumasi for a free three-week Saturday Zoom Class series in West African Drum and Dance as we engage in strength, wellness and community support that is the Doundounba.
May 22, 2021
Saturday, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT)
FREE to the public
Introduction to West African Drums with Master Drummer Bara M’Boup and Will Gordon
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12:30 pm Welcome
12:40 pm Yoga & Conditioning with Makeda Kumasi
1:50 pm Introduction to Instructor
2:00 pm Introduction to West African Drums with Master Drummer Bara M’Boup
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About Bara M’Boup
Bara M'Boup is a master drummer hailing from Senegal, West Africa, Bara has shared the stage with Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones and recorded with Peter Gabriel playing djembe, sabar and junjun.
Bara continues not only the traditions of many generations of the M’Boup family, but of the Wolof people. Bara has attended a school for gifted musicians in Senegal called Center Cultural Blaise Senghor, performed from Morocco to New York to Los Angeles to Japan, performed with the Ballet Bougarabou, and played with or recorded with many musical artists. His specialty is an ensemble of different voiced drums called Sabar. Bara also specializes in Jembe and Tama, or Talking Drum. Currently he is an accompaniment musician for the West African Dance classes at the University of California, Riverside and teaches classes in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
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Photo: Bara M’Boup