Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

10/26/2019

West African Drumming Workshop Series with Mohamed Lamine Bangoura

2nd and 4th Saturday's:
October 13th, October 27th,
November 10th, November 24th,
and December 8th

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $125 for all 5 classes in series, or $30/class
Location: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
RSVPs greatly appreciated.

Enrich your understanding of traditional West African Rhythms with Master Drummer (Djembefola) and artistic director, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura. Lamine has a deep wealth of knowledge & experience; his energy is unique and unparalleled!! Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions is revealed through his open hearted eagerness to share his culture. This is an incredible opportunity to study with this master artist, rounding out your understanding of these complex polyrhythms.

In this mixed level drum workshop you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.

Join us!!!

Bring your drum if you have one! If you need a drum to use for class please message in advance. Drum rental fee = $5/class

Oct 26, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Griz: with guest: CloZee *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Just two months after the release of Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks via his Bangers[1].Zip EP - "Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)", "No Bad Trips", and "Ice Cream", all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep. For those who missed him on Season One of his Ride Waves tour, he also revealed a Season Two run across 18 cities in the US this fall.

GRiZ's musical history has seen him take a sonic journey through future-funk, glitch-hop, dubstep, soul and beyond, with this next batch of releases staying true to his eclectic style. The lead track "Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)" is a feel-good reggae jam, sliced up by heavy dubstep drops and lyrical references to black magic and shamans. "No Bad Trips" follows in the same vein, with the prevalence of a signature funky horn section and cuts of head-banging sub-bass frequencies. Fans may recognize "Ice Cream", a track he's been previewing across Season One of his tour. At Detroit's Movement, GRiZ waded through a massive crowd in Hart Plaza with a mobile ice cream cart, passing out treats to fans as the track looped over the speakers.

Oct 26, 7pm to 8pm, Hearst Greek Theatre

Momix: Viva MOMIX!

The acrobatic troupe MOMIX, established more than three decades ago by Pilobolus founding member Moses Pendleton, returns after a long Berkeley hiatus. Viva MOMIX! features a collection of acts from the company's most visually spectacular shows, including Botanica (about the seasons), Lunar Sea (the moon), and Opus Cactus (the landscape of the American Southwest).

Oct 26, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall

Chamber Chorus *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Wei Cheng, Director
This concert uses award-winning Canadian composer Katerina Gimon's choral work Element, a four-movement song cycle by the titles of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as its framework.
The program features choral compositions from different times and places that reflect each element in their original forms and philosophical meanings, including compositions by James Macmillan, Pierre Villette, Randall Stroope,
Ko Matsushita, and Charles Ives

Oct 26, 8pm to 9pm, Hertz Concert Hall