Friday, January 9, 2009
Those of you in the NYC metro area and abroad with a sincere passion for African drumming and dance have undoubtedly heard about the closing of the iconic Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre in December. After 15 years at their Union Square location, the recession coupled with low enrollment and exorbitant rent increases dealt a crippling blow to the center. Fortunately, they have found shelter in the Herald Square area and have plans to lay the foundation at their new digs in March of this year. Until then, Djoniba Mouflet and crew will be offering their same curriculum at 305 West 38th Street at 8th Avenue. The original pricing still stands as does the excellent level of instruction. However, to reach their goal, they are still in need of donations from all concerned about their future. For more information, visit their website here.
To see Djoniba in action, visit their Youtube page here.