Have you ever wanted to take an African drum class, but felt just a little bit intimidated? Well now is your chance to learn about the vibrant poly-rhythms of Guinea, West Africa in a non-threatening atmosphere that is fun, encouraging, and inspirational for beginning and experienced drummers alike!
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Starting today sounds of drumming will be heard filling the hallways of Fairfield Elementary School once students are dismissed from their school day. For the second year in a row West African Cultural Arts Institute will partner with Fairfield to offer an arts educational program focusing on drum, dance, and culture from Guinea, West Africa to students grades 3-5.
Veteran's Day is just around the corner on Friday, November 11th and if you're planning on staying in or visiting Eugene on this National Holiday then we have an excellent opportunity for you! WACAI is partnering with Music Education and Performing Artists Association (MEPAA) and Peterson Barn to offer cool and cultural workshops for kid ages 10-18 from 12:30-3:30 pm.
This Sunday, September 25th Sweaty Ganesh is having a Community Yoga class whose proceeds go to West African Cultural Arts Institute. This class which is open to the public and requires no previous experience will be held at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga in a warm studio environment which encourages muscle flexibility and toxin release.
West African Cultural Arts Institute welcomes Special Guest Teacher Kerfala "Fana" Bangoura back to Eugene for 3 Special Workshops the week after spring break! Scroll down for class descriptions and artist biography!
Dear West African Cultural Arts Institute supporter, as 2016 draws to a close, we reflect on all that WACAI has accomplished this year and how grateful we feel for all the support from people like you!
November 10th WACAI performed in the Eugene Symphony's Youth Concert. The concert entitled "World Beats" explored the diversity found in a universal language: music.
West African Cultural Arts Institute partnered with Fairfield Elementary School to offer 28 students grades 3-5 an amazing after school opportunity! This After School Program gave an intensive look at the culture of Guinea through 5 weeks of interactive music and dance classes, Monday-Thursday from 2:45-4:30 pm, October 19th-November 19th.