Okaidja Afroso was born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the town of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana. He began his career as a dancer with the celebrated Ghana Dance Ensemble. As he toured internationally Afroso expanded his artistic reach becoming a master multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger. In this free class, he will invite participants into the dance traditions of his culture. Dancers should be dressed for movement, with bare feet. People with all experience levels are welcome to participate, and observers are also welcome.
Experience Okaidja Afroso's performance Jaku Mumor—Ancestral Spirit on Saturday, September 23, at 7:30pm at Krannert Center. This performance is also being presented for school audiences as part of the Krannert Center Youth Series.
You are also invited to engage in these additional, free events!
• Global Climate Change and Sentinel Communities: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving (Film and Panel Discussion)
• Improvisers Exchange with Okaidja Afroso
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