Traditional African Arts Performance Group to Hold Residency
at UNCA March 25
Force, a traditional African arts performing group, will be at UNC
Asheville for a one-day residency Monday, March 25. The four-member
Winston-Salem group brings the arts of traditional African cultures to
life for American audiences. The events are free and open to the public.
-- At 11 a.m. the group will present a lecture and demonstration on
"The Griot Tradition Then and Now" in the Humanities Lecture
-- A master class in West African dance styles will be held at 12:15
p.m. in the Justice Center Dance Studio.
-- At 3 p.m. Healing Force will hold a Wofa! (a Guinean word meaning
"everybody come") in the Highsmith Center Plaza. Rain location
will be inside the Highsmith Center. The audience is invited to
participate through drumming, percussion and singing. Some drums and
percussion instruments will be provided but participants are encouraged to
bring their own.
For more information, call Connie Schrader, UNCA Dance Program
director, at 828/232-5652.
- Connie Schrader, UNCA Dance Program Director, 828/232-5652
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526