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West African Tradition Days

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

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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.

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