Drum and Dance Classes

November 29, 2009

During their residency the Faye family has played for dance classes and taught drum and dance classes in the Greater Boston area. The teachers and students of drum and dance, through their active study and support have provided a fertile ground for African culture, especially in the Cambridge/Boston communities. They have created spaces where people can engage in the collective experience of music and dance. These teachers and students have welcomed Aziz, Moustapha and Malick to take part in their classes and activities. Their participation in these classes can be considered a part of the Faye family’s residency as Distinguished Visiting Scholars at Suffolk University. As an urban campus it is consistent to extend into the communities of the Greater Boston area; the Black Studies Program, which is supporting this residency, also encourages a connection with the wider community; and it is natural for the Géwël to be active in the communities in which they are located. The photos from these classes can give a sense of the joy and exuberance that are a part of these classes.

Moustaph Faye teaching drum class.

Moustapha Faye teaching drum class.

Moustaph Faye teaching drum class.

Moustapha and Aziz Faye teaching drum class.

Students in Moustapha Faye's drum class.

Students in Moustapha Faye's drum class.

Aziz Faye instructing dance class.

Aziz Faye instructing dance class.

Dancing in Aziz Faye's dance class.

Dancing in Aziz Faye's dance class.

Playing class with Pape Ba (left) and Thiokho Diagne (seated).

Playing class with Pape Ba (left) and Thiokho Diagne (seated).

Playing for Pa Seck's dance class.

Playing for Pa Seck's dance class.

Playing for Pa Seck's sabar Dance class.

Playing for Pa Seck's sabar Dance class.

Pa Seck teaching dance class.

Pa Seck teaching dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Dancer in Pa Seck's dance class.

Photographing Pa Seck's dance class.

Photographing Pa Seck's dance class.

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