West African Drumming and Dancing: Wellness Workshops with Nani Agbeli

April 9, 2020
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West African Drumming and Dancing: Wellness Workshops with Nani AgbeliWest African Drumming and Dancing
Wellness Workshops with Nani Agbeli

Schedule and Locations:
Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 12 p.m.
Hahn Plaza, University Park Campus

Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Pappas Court, Health Sciences Campus

ADMISSION:
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, March 5, at 9 a.m.

DESCRIPTION:
In conjunction with his performance and conversation on Saturday, April 4, Nani Agbeli, one of the leading Ghanaian dancers of his generation, will lead two West African dance and drumming workshops on the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Participants will learn how to use these forms of creative expression as tools for health, wellness, and resilience. All skill levels welcome.

Bio:
Nani Agbeli hails from a family of professional dancers and drummers from Ghana’s Volta Region, and is one of the leading traditional dancers of his generation. In Ghana, he served as principal drum and dance instructor at the Dagbe Cultural Center, a school that trains students in Ghanaian traditional arts. Agbeli joined CalArts after directing Kiniwe, the African drum and dance ensemble of the music department at Tufts University, as well as programs at Harvard University, Brandeis University, and more. His professional goals include the unification of West African music and dance with creative multi-arts initiatives in percussion, dance, music, and choreography.

Related Event:
Conversations of the Talking Drums
An Evening of West African Dance 
Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 6 p.m.
Tommy’s Place
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Libraries in collaboration with the Office of Religious Life, Office of Wellness at the USC Keck School of Medicine, and Office for Health Promotion Strategy at USC Student Health.