Title: Fara Tolno West African Dance Class
Location: Grand Canyon University, Recreation Center 2nd Floor
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Description: Wednesday, February 27 at 7-9pm at Grand Canyon University. Building 9, room 101.
Featuring live drumming by Martin Klabunde and colleagues.
Free for GCU students, faculty, staff. Suggest donation $5 for the public.
Enter GCU at the main entrance on 33rd Ave. Take a left at the security booth, then your first right. Park wherever you find a spot and walk to the first story building with dance posters in the window.
This is Fara’s first class with us at GCU and his first return to Phoenix after several years. Having recently completed his MFA at University of Colorado in Boulder, he travels broadly to share his vast wisdom and experience of Guinean culture. Please join us and bring a friend or two!
Fara Tolno was born in Guinea, West Africa. He spent his youth in the village of Kissidugu and Guinea’s capital city, Conakry. Playing djembe since the age of nine, he has traveled extensively performing and teaching both drumming and dance. Fara spent nine years as the lead drummer for Les Merveilles de Guinea (The Wonders of Guinea) under the tutelage of West Africa’s most influential director and choreographer, Kemoko Sano. Fara is a keeper of the history, the music, and the dance in his culture. He holds a vision to build a school of Music, Dance and Education in his home of Guinea, West Africa. This school will help provide a sustainable way to ensure that the knowledge of the music, dance, and history of Guinea will be passed on to the next generation.
Start Time: 7:00 pm