Lara celebrates 20 years of teaching dance with her original live
musical crew, the Meerkats – Caxambu, Eric Johnson, Phillep Page +
Join us for a special legacy edition of this unique blend of
cross-cultural percussion and Wassa’s Joyful Afro-fusion style moves.
It all started with a berimbau, congas, and marimbula…
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
SHIFT Movement and Healing Arts
3517 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
$15 at the door – or pay as you can.
(Contributions for musicians are always welcome)
Here’s a little clip from dance class-two years ago.
Saw the most amazing band at Town Hall Saturday night. They rocked my world.
You, your family and friends are cordially to
join us for an inspired morning of dance
featuring live music by some of Seattle’s finest percussionists!
Wassa Dance and Village Volunteers’
9th Annual Thanks-Giving Dance by Donation
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 – 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
ARC School of Ballet
9250 14th Ave. NW Seattle WA 98117
The Challenge: African women often face great hardship, especially those who have been widowed or left without family due to the AIDS pandemic, political, environmental and economic challenges. With no credit, house or land ownership, little education or possessions, women struggle to save and develop a livelihood that will help them pay for school and medical fees in addition to feeding themselves and their families.
Our Response: With years of advocacy in the field, Village Volunteers has been able to steward small scale programs in local settings that respond appropriately to specific needs and lead the way with pilot programs and grassroots support.
This year Wassa Dance partners with Village Volunteers to sponsor the Sisi Fund (Sister to Sister) granting women micro-loans and mobile savings accounts that allow individual women to start small businesses. All loan recipients receive training and assistance in developing their means to livelihood . All projects are monitored and loan recipients receive frequent advice and assistance with their projects. The women will expand their gardens to produce food, build chicken coops, sell soap and other self produced products.
Come dance with us and contribute to an African woman’s opportunity for a vital future. Our goal is to raise $100 to $200 loans for at least 15 new businesses for African women and their families in Kiminini in the Rift Valley, Kenya.
All donations are tax-deductible and eligible for company matching funds.
Please plan to dance barefoot
Contact Lara with any questions about the event: email@example.com
Village Volunteers: www.villagevolunteers.org
Wassa Dance: www.wassa.realbasicsbuilder.com
Our next retreat is at a place dear to our hearts:
Wassa Dance’s Savory Autumn Intensive
October 12 – 14th/15th, 2012, at the Madrona MindBody Institute in beautiful, nearby Port Townsend
Wassa Live Music Sundays – Nov. 2011