Monthly Archives: January 2012

No Hard Feelings

Last night I went to my bata class not exactly into it. There were a number of things about what is currently going on that are bothering me. One is that the Iya that I am playing is a twice … Continue reading

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Zumba Busted and Ready to Pebble

Well I finally made it into a local gym and took a Zumba class.¬† I have to say it was everything it is supposed to be: a real cardio workout that makes you sweat and shakes the spine-hips and butt … Continue reading

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Congolese Dance Take 1

Today I went to my Sunday¬† congolese drum class and danced after the drumming lesson. Usually I don’t dance because I’m holding down the live drumming for the dancers, being the strongest drummer in the class and there never being … Continue reading

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It’s a White Imperialist Christmas

Recently I watched a compelling video about a Congolese Drumming and Dancing teacher from Santa Cruz named Vivien Bassouamina. Someone from my class sent out a link suggesting we make a video of our Congolese Master teacher along the same … Continue reading

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