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West African Tradition Days

1128 SW Englewood Dr, Lake Oswego
1128 Southwest Englewood Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97034, US (map)



Join us as we take in the culture of West Africa through classes in dance and drumming. Instructors from Kúkátónón, Dana Shephard and Derrell Sekou Soumah-Walker, will teach classes for all ages. We’ll also feature the popular “Band of Fools” with Betsy Branch, and “Harmony Singing by Ear” with Leela Grace. After dinner, we’ll have a family friendly pub-style sing around the fire pit and pool!

Come for all or part of the day!

3:00 PM: West African Drumming with Derrell Sekou Soumah-Walker OR Ear Harmony Singing with Leela Grace 4:30 PM: West African Dance with Dana Shephard OR Band of Fools with Betsy Branch 5:45-7:15 PM ; Dinner and pool party 7:15-9:00 PM: Firelight pub sing

Portland Revels celebrates the seasons through song, dance, story and ritual of the past and present, creating community across generations and cultures.

Leela Grace (Music) - Since moving to the West coast in 2007, Leela has become a highly sought-after solo performer as well as a popular banjo, harmony-singing, and clogging teacher in the Portland area and beyond.