When I first began African dance it was specifically because of the drums and what the sound stirred in me. It was a place where I was completely uninhibited. It was a more preferable expression for me than verbal communication. At the time I was still very shy. Over time and with changes, it became something more, something deeper, a responsibility to the community to keep going.”
Photos from top left:
1. Community West African Dance Class at Jacksonville Centre of the Arts 11/28/15 - photo by Sleek Design Photography
2. Mande! The Evolution "Encoded" at Lavilla School of the Arts 5/15/16 - photo by Sam Roberts of African Arts and Culture of Jacksonville
3. Cathedral Arts Project Annual Showcase; Ritz Theater, Spring 2010 - photo credit unknown
4. Cathedral Arts Project Annual Showcase; Ritz Theater, Spring 2010- photo by La Dolce Vita Studio
5. Mande! The Evolution "Chains"; Lavilla School of the Arts 5/15/16- photo by Sam Roberts of African Arts and Culture of Jacksonville.
6. Nan Nkama Performance at African Arts and Culture Awards Ball 11/9/16- photo by Seun Odusanya