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Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe Concert
Start Date: 10/3/2008Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 10/3/2008End Time: 10:00 PM

Event Description:

Bernard Woma is a true cultural treasure from Ghana who has toured the world as xylophonist and lead drummer of the National Dance Company of Ghana. He was honored to perform for U.S. President Bill Clinton and Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings in Accra. His recent American appearances include a performance with the New York Philharmonic, a residency with the Ethos Percussion Group, and teaching at New York’s African Xylophone Festival. Woma is artistic director of Saakumu Dance Troupe and founder and director of the Dagara Music and Arts Center in Accra.

Oct. 2, 2 – 5 p.m., workshop on African music and dance, Lang Concert Hall

Oct. 3, 2 – 5 p.m., workshop on gyil maintenance and repair, Lang Concert Hall

Oct. 3, 8 p.m., concert: The Music and Dance of Ghana, Lang Concert Hall

Oct. 4, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., master class on gyil performance, Lang Concert Hall

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building
Room: Lang Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-328-8200
Event Sponsors
William J. Cooper foundation
Open To
The Public
Additional Information
Cooper Series events are free and open to the public; there is no reserved seating. Event details may be subject to change without notice.

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