Thunder-Drum for Joplin

FUNDS-FOR-JOPLIN Drum Circle

SATURDAY, JULY 2nd, 6:00

Basin Springs Park, Eureka Springs, AR

Friends, this Saturday, July 2nd, is the monthly DRUM CIRCLE in Basin Springs Park, Eureka Springs, AR, 6:00 – 8:00.

We’re planning on making it a fund-raiser for our neighbors in devastated Joplin, MO.

PLEASE COME and give what you can.  Even if it’s just the VOICE of your drum, or shaker, or flute, or whatEVER you bring to the party.

They still need our help.

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Flash Mob : Tomorrow : Excitement Builds

Hello friends. 

If you can come out for these two dates, it’d be great.

The event is a Block Party in the downtown Fay Block Street district on Sunday, May 22.  Tomorrow is a rehearsal.  Angelo will be designing a FLASH MOB performance.  We’d love it if you could be there.

WHAT’S A FLASH MOB?

Check out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDNOB6TnHSI

EVENT DATE, TIME, AND PLACE

Sunday, May 22
4:20
corner Spring St. and Meadow, downtown Fayetteville

REHEARSAL DATE, TIME, AND PLACE

Sunday, May 15
5:00
White River Yoga Studio

From College Ave. and MLK (south of the Square):

1.    Proceed south on 71.

2.    Continue past Drake Field (the old airport).

3.    Stoplight in Greenland:

–     Greenland High School is on your left.

–     Yoga studio is on your right, on the southwest corner, in a little stone building across from the high school.

–     Turn RIGHT at the stoplight and immediately LEFT into parking lot behind building.

From I-540:

1.    Proceed south to Exit 58.

2.    Turn LEFT at the end of the ramp, on West Wilson.

3.    Follow Wilson 1.3 miles to Greenland.

4.    Just before the stoplight, turn RIGHT into the parking lot behind the yoga studio.

HOPE TO SEE YOU!

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Classes: New Home in Fay; New Times in Eureka

Friends, thank you for staying with us, as we jockey to find our new Fayetteville home.  Here are the changes as a result:

EUREKA SPRINGS CLASSES

These will move to Tuesday nights.  The first Tuesday class will be this coming Tuesday, May 17.  $12.00 /class; bulk rate available.  Place is the same, Enthios Studios.  But please note the time change:

Drum class:        5:15
Dance class:    6:30

FAYETTEVILLE CLASSES

The first classes in the new location, WHITE RIVER YOGA STUDIO, will be this coming Thursday, May 19, and every Thursday night after that.  $12.00 /class; bulk rate available.  Time stays the same.

Drum class:      6:00
Dance class:      7:00

DIRECTIONS TO WHITE RIVER YOGA STUDIO

From College Ave. and MLK (south of the Square):

1.    Proceed south on 71.

2.    Continue past Drake Field (the old airport).

3.    Stoplight in Greenland:

–     Greenland High School is on your left.

–     Yoga studio is on your right, on the southwest corner, in a little stone building across School from the high school.

–     Turn RIGHT at the stoplight and immediately LEFT into parking lot behind building.

From I-540:

1.    Proceed south to Exit 58.

2.    Turn LEFT at the end of the ramp, on West Wilson.

3.    Follow Wilson 1.3 miles to Greenland.

4.    Just before the stoplight, turn RIGHT into the parking lot behind the yoga studio.

SEE YOU IN ONE PLACE OR THE OTHER!

And thank you to the awesome DON HOUSE, who took these cool pics. http://www.donhousephotoworks.com/

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Africa In The Ozarks: Pictures

What a day we had, for the Fourth Annual AFRICA IN THE OZARKS.  May 7, 2011, Eureka Springs Arkansas.  Perfect!

Relaxing.  Padma’s little boy, Clarisse from Indiana, Angelo, Jean-Claude from Austin, Eric from Florida, Blaise from Indiana, and Doug Powell’s elbow.

Here’s the drum circle, as it was just beginning.  Later, a huge crowd.  Thundering.

Here’s Cindy and kids.

Padma and family; Amanda.

On the bench:  Clarisse, Dennis, Susan, Jo Ann.

Now it’s time to start thinking about next year.  Mark your calendars!  For our Fifth Annual AFRICA IN THE OZARKS, we’re going for another one of our big extravaganzas.  Thur. May 3 – Sat. May 5th:  Two performances and drum and dance classes throughout the week.  Be there!

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Interesting Company We’re Keeping

Interesting juxtaposition. Check out AFRICA IN OZARKS publicity.  GREAT pic of Angelo and ES folks — plus one more pic to get you thinking.
Well — whatever.  Just — COME ON OUT THIS WEEKEND!

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110505/ENTERTAINMENT01/105050305/1005/ENTERTAINMENT/Eureka-Springs-celebrates-arts

See schedule at: https://afriqueaya.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/africa-in-the-ozarks-2011/

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Africa In The Ozarks This Weekend!

Everybody — for a taste of what’s up this coming weekend at Basin Park in Eureka Springs, check out these beautiful photos from 2006.  Thanks to Phil Hollenbeck for taking them.

Our dancer friends from St. Louis — hi Honorine! — are coming!  Eric, blistering-hot drummer from Ft. Lauderdale — coming!  Jean-Claude, magician dancer from Austin — coming!

Free drum and dance classes in the park all day long.  The Artrageous Parade.  The monthly drum circle.  All happening this weekend!

For a complete schedule of events, see this blog,https://afriqueaya.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/africa-in-the-ozarks-2011/

And now for the pics.

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Africa In The Ozarks 2011

 

Announcing the Fourth Annual AFRICA IN THE OZARKS Festival
To celebrate traditional African culture and
Its message for modern-day community life
Presented by AFRIQUE AYA Drum and Dance Company
Led by ANGELO YAO

WHAT:

A festival of Afropop dance music
And traditional drum and dance classes and demonstrations
Led by master-level African teachers from across the country
Culminating in a community-wide drum-circle

All free, all open to the public of all ages

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
all at Basin Springs Park
downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Friday, May 6th

8:00 – 10:00 pm
OZAKWAABA AFROPOP and REGGAE BAND

Saturday, May 7th

10:00 – 11:00 am
DRUM CLASS
By visiting master teachers

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
DANCE CLASS
By visiting master teachers

2:00 pm
ARTRAGEOUS PARADE

after the Parade
DEMONSTRATION PERFORMANCE
By visiting master teachers

6:00 – 8:00 pm
DRUM CIRCLE
All welcome; bring something to bang on

Be sure to check out huge library of exciting videos from past years, http://afriqueaya.org

 

 

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