Sun, Aug 28|
Addison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos
Drums of the World II
A drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities - from guest speaker Chike Nwoffiah, Founder & Director of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival to Japanese Taiko, African-American and Yoruba storytellers and African drumming performances.
Time & Location
Aug 28, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
Addison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos, 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA
About the Event
To celebrate and promote HUEman kinship and kindness in the diverse communities of Los Gatos and San Jose, AWỌ is pleased to present HUEmanity Salon Series, a three-day drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities to unpack the different shades of our shared HUEmanity, and featuring a rich tapestry of African, African-American and immigrant storytelling artists.
On August 28, our HUEmanity Salon 3 will feature Silicon Valley African Film Festival Founder & Director Chike Nwoffiah; group performance by San Jose Taiko, and solo performances by former Black Panther and now Mission College Professor Amadou Bamba, Nigerian Yoruba Batá Drummer Rasaq Ayantunde, Lebanese American drummer Sahar Al Khatib, Indian American drummer Akshay Prabhakaran, Afrobeat Hand Drum specialist Folarin Erogbogbo, and Yoruba Storyteller Oluwaseunfunmi Turner with drumming by Rasaq Ayantunde and narration by Dr. Yemi Martin.
Drums of the World: Drums Exhibition and Q & A SessionMain Stage
"Àyán: Traditional Yoruba Drum Making" Short Film ScreeningWorkshops