Sing Sing Residency 2012

April 27, 2012

Members of the Sing Sing family – Moustapha Faye, Nogaye Ngom and Malick Ngom – have returned to Boston for the month of April 2012. They have been here as Distinguished Visiting Scholars and Artists in Residence for the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University; they have also been representatives of the Géwël Tradition Project.

In addition to teaching their annual class – BLKST 263/THETR 263 – Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal – they have also given workshops in drum and dance which allowed a large number of students to experience the joy of sabar. They have also visited the class of long time friend of the Faye family, Ken Marin, where they learned about photography and posed for students who are learning about portrait photography.

Through the Géwël Tradition Project they have been able to do outreach into the larger Boston community by offering drum and dance workshops and presentations in Cambridge, Roxbury, Brockton and the South End. They have also managed to go to New York City to share the tradition and visit family and friends.

Following are some pictures from the residency.

Moustapha Faye teaching a drum class.

Moustapha Faye teaching a drum class at Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA. April 14, 2012.

 

Nogaye Ngom teaching dance class.

Nogaye Ngom teaching dance class at Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA. April 14, 2012.

 

In the dance class.
Nogaye Ngom dancing at the Green Street Studios.

Nogaye Ngom dancing at the Green Street Studios, April 14, 2012.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: