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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dillard Launches Community Class in African Music and Dance

Dillard Launches Community Class in African Music and Dance

Free Weekly Class Runs Sunday Mornings Throughout Fall;

Community Is Invited to Attend and Participate

(New Orleans) As part of its International Week celebration, Dillard University will launch a community class in African music and dance on Sunday, Sept. 16. The class, which will be held on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dent Hall, will run throughout the fall semester. It is free and open to the public, and the community is invited to attend and participate.

Dillard’s Office of International Students and Study Abroad Programs is presenting the series in conjunction with Nfungotah Inc., a New Orleans nonprofit organization dedicated to the survival, education, and promotion of music and dance culture rooted in the African Diaspora. It will focus on West African music and dance and feature a variety of instructors and musicians.

To learn more, contact Esailama Henry at (916) 705-8842 or, or Dr. Kimya Dawson-Smith at (504) 816-4926 or


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