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Barakos Hill (above Ribas), Varkiza
4 Demesticha st., 166 72 Βάρκιζα
9A Kalymnou st., 166 72 Vari
Celebrate Black History Month 2023 @ DES #1 RHYTHMS TELL THEIR STORIES BY Michael Afolayan

Using the music of the body (body music, clapping) and the voice (singing, chanting), students learn traditional rhythms and experience the love-responsive participatory music found in West Africa.

In narrative form, myths and stories of African musical instruments and rhythms, how they were born and called when these rhythms are played, and their significance in African culture was told.

Michael Afolayan is a musician, actor, performer, visual artist, educational and artistic program designer and animator. He was born in 1980 in Athens, where he still lives. His parents are immigrants from Nigeria. He is the co-founder of the musical dance theatre group ANASA (2005), which studies and presents performances with rhythms, dances and myths inspired by West Africa. This group became a cultural centre of African art and culture ANASA (2011). He still teaches West African polyrhythms (African percussion), accompanies the Primitive Expression workshop with percussion and designs cross-cultural actions, which he presents in primary schools.

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