8 January, 2020 //

Distinct Afro

This Event is presented as part of The Mother Tongues Festival 2020.
In this workshop led by young dancers you will learn some Afrobeat moves. Afrobeat is a music genre that blends West African musical styles with jazz, soul, funk and, in more contemporary tracks, electronic music.
Workshop Lead By Kelvin Akpaloo. Kevin is an emerging Ghanian-Irish dancer, choreographer and dance facilitator. He is the director of Streets Arts Academy in Adamstown and the choreographer for WAVE an intercultural youth arts ensemble. Recent credits include “Calling Back History: Africa”, “Migration (We Are Here)” and “Old School/New School” all performed as part of NOISE MOVES youth dance festival at The Civic and Rua Red. In 2018 he was one of the choreographers selected for “Emergence”, NOISE MOVES choreographer development scheme.He has also received a development bursary from South Dublin County Arts Office. He works as a facilitator for Eurobug, No Hate Speech Ireland and the National Youth Council and has travelled with these projects to Serbia, Lithuania and Lebanon. He is passionate about using the arts to create a more just world.

Languages: English and Twi (Ghanaian Language) (English Mostly)
Suitable for Ages 7+
Duration: 45 mins.

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