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Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

For decades, Antibalas (which translates to “bullet proof” in Spanish) has paid homage to and transformed Afro-caribbean and Afro-beat music. The Brooklyn-based band incorporates jazz, funk, and African drumming to their sound as well as...

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Women of God: Influences from African spirituality

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 02-26-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Dominican Center at Marywood will be offering a morning of conversation about the influences of African spirituality. This presentation is one of an ongoing, semiannual series called Women...

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Grand Rapids native teaches West African dance

by (AMENA)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids native Jewellynne Richardson, 43, spent eight years in Atlanta learning West African dances such as Kakilambe, a traditional dance that calls on the healing spirit of the Kakilambe during harvest time. Now she wants the West Michigan...

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