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Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center


2018 World Arts Festival
Diaspora Performance Project

This year the Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center celebrates the African Diaspora during the 2018 World Arts Festival on October 13th & 14th. Once again, we are lucky to have Festival artists join us at the library for free Family Festival Days workshops. All ages are invited to these workshops.

All workshops take place at:
Downtown Library, 224 Church St., Upstairs.

Saturday • September 22 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shawn Merriman-Roberts: Haitian Folkloric
Shawn was first called to the Haitian Drums in 1992. Since then he has been student, performer, and instructor with a variety of companies. Shawn is newly turning to the excitement of choreography.

Saturday • September 29 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Vivien Boussamina: Congolese
Vivien is an accomplished dancer and teacher from Congo Brazaville, Africa. He believes dance is in everything around us from the ocean waves, to a tree’s limbs in the wind, a sulking dog... everything... and thus inspiration arrives. His mission is to share the traditional dance of Congo Brazzavillle, as well as contemporary dance with the world through powerful performance!

Saturday • October 6 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Oumou Faye: Senegalese
Oumou is a highly-acclaimed dancer and teacher from Senegal who lives in Santa Cruz. Her classes are a high-energy, joyful exploration of traditional Senegalese dance and incredibly uplifting, transmitting the dance without flaw in regards to her tradition.

The Diaspora Performance Project supports our community of Artists of the African Diaspora and provides opportunity for the development of new work, deep and meaningful connection to our community, and performances. For more information about the 2018 World Arts Festival, visit

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 12, 2018 at 6 p.m.



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