A song for December 27, 2023

Often in my Wassa Dance newsletters I include a link to a song that has resonance for me. Right now with all in the world and the end of this year, this is one of them. Everything is Recorded – Mountains Gold – featuring Kamasi Washington, Ibeyi, Wiki, Sampha and a brief appearance from Quincy…

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All in-studio again

I was working with my web guy David at Real Basics today and mentioning how we just started being completely in studio without Zoom options for the first time since the pandemic closures in August (2023). And how great it is to have folks gathering again to dance together. This is a very powerful thing.…

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Dance class on 11/2/2023

I do some of my most inspired thinking during Wassa Dance sessions, on my feet, listening to music mixes I’ve made over the years, while in the moment with my beloved dancers. I rarely remember what I thought or said. Today I did and even made a note on paper (a first): “Responsive over reactive.”…

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Thoughts on playlists #1

One of the sirens’ calls that first got me into teaching dance was the notion that I could make my own mixes with all this new to my ears music that was coming my way. From the continent of Africa especially. This excitement along with needing to structure a mix along an aerobic hear rate…

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