FREE Informal RPW Showing featuring West African Music & Dance Guest Artist Fara Tolno!!

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Dance Center, Dance Center Theatre 1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

"Niger: Healing Waters" Choreography performed by the Repertory Performance Workshop Class. Music performed by the Music Department’s Percussion Ensemble led by Jarrett L. Hicks including Ricardo Gonzales & Michael Kirkpatrick

Fara Tolno (MFA, University of Colorado, Master Drummer & Dancer) was born in Guinea, West Africa. He 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 dir...ector and choreographer, Kemoko Sano. Fara is the founder, director, and choreographer for Kissidugu, his percussion and dance theatre ensemble & Project Drum, a business designed to provide rhythm based educational and teambuilding services to schools, organizations, teams, music educators and corporations. Fara has performed with Mamady Keita, Burning Spear, Neil Young, Sekouba Bambino, Otis Taylor, Joe Cocker, Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita Habibe Koite, B.B. King, Oumou Sangare, & many more…

Event Type

Performance, Dance, Music


School of Fine and Performing Arts, Dance, Music



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