WOFABE Annual African Dance & Drum Festival
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WOFABE 2016
LOCATION: NJPAC (Newark, NJ)
Teachers: Cheryl Barclay, Ronald K. Brown, Cachet Ivey, Frankie Malloy, Parise Ogunleye, Jeffrey Page, Eto'o Tsana.
WOFABE 2014
LOCATION: Arts High School (Newark, NJ)
Teachers: Jeffrey Page, Sandella Malloy, Sis. Zul Latifatu Zahiratu, Damon Foster, Mama Yaa, Mouminatou Camara, Nima Camara, Karen Love, Babacar Mbaye, LaMora.

WOFABE 2013
LOCATION: Central High School, Newark, NJ

  • Kinetic Afrique (NY)
  • Usaama Dance Company (NJ)
  • Camille A. Brown & Dancers (NY)
  • Newark Dance Ensemble (NJ)

Teachers: M'Bemba Banogoura, Camille A. Brown, Sandella Malloy, Sis. Zul Latifatu Zahiratu, Kcykiiyu Zahiratu, Eto'o Tsana, Damon Foster.

WOFABE 2012
LOCATION: Newark Symphony Hall and Central High School

  • Harambee Dance Company (NY)
  • Restoration Youth Arts Academy (NY)
  • Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble (NY)
  • Newark Dance Ensemble (NJ)

Teachers: M'Bemba Banogoura, Ronald K. Brown, Baba Chuck Davis, Tenenfig Dioubate, Jerome Hunter, Sandella Malloy, Djeneba Sako

WOFABE 2011
LOCATION: Newark Symphony Hall

  • Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater (NY)
  • Illstyle & Peace Productions (PA)
  • Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble (NJ)
  • Newark Dance Ensemble (NJ)

Sponsors: Umoja Dance Company, Newark Symphony Hall, Prudential, AfricaShipments.com, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation

Teachers: Brandon Albright, Vanera Aponte, Kolipe Camara, Baba Chuck Davis, Jerome Hunter, Mariama Koumbassa, Youssouf Koumbassa, Pure Onyx Movement

WOFABE 2010
LOCATION: Newark Symphony Hall

  • Kowteff African Dance Company (NY)
  • Giwayen Mata (GA)
  • Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble (NY)

Sponsors: Umoja Dance Company, Newark Symphony Hall, AfricaShipments.com, Essex County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, The Puffin Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Prestige Video and Film Productions

Teachers: Ronald K. Brown, Imani Faye, Chuck Davis, Ciru Karanja, LaMora, Iyedun Ince, Sandella Malloy, Kcydiima Zahir, Giwayen Mata

WOFABE 2009
LOCATION: Newark Symphony Hall

  • African Soul International (OH)
  • Kankouran West African Dance Company (DC)
  • LaRocque Bey School of Dance (NY)

Teachers: Mangue Sylla, Laurent Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, Assane Konte, Chuck Davis, Ciru Karanja, LaMora, Jewel Jackson

WOFABE 2008
LOCATION: Science Park High School

  • Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater (NY)
  • Forces of Nature Dance Theatre (NY)
  • Kulu Mele African American Dance and Drum Ensemble (PA)

Panel Topic: Teaching African Dance

Moderator: Charmaine Warren (Robin Gee, Yewande Kelly Johnson, Jerome Hunter, Andrea Markus, Sandella Malloy)

Teachers: Mangue Sylla, Mbemba Bangoura, Dion Rivers, Karen Miles, Ismael Kouyate, Nima Camara Youssouff Koumbassa, Funmilayo, Richard Gonzalez, Mama Yaa, Chuck Davis, Malang Bayo, Charmaine Warren, Esther Grant

WOFABE 2007
LOCATION: Newark Arts High School

  • Harambee Dance Company (NY)
  • Kulu Mele African American Dance and Drum Ensemble (PA)
  • Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble (NJ)
  • Zawadi School of African Dance and Drum (NJ)

Panel Topic: Challenges: Managing, Marketing & Touring African Dance Companies

Moderator: Charmaine Warren. (Dr. Marcia Heard, Amina Heckstall, Jewel Jackson, Kwame Azalius Ross, Abdel R.Salaam, James Yarborough)

Teachers: Mangue Sylla, Mbemba Bangoura, Karen Miles, Ismael Kouyate, Youssouff Koumbassa, Prisca, Jewel Love

WOFABE 2006
LOCATION: Newark Arts High School

  • G'Bassikola Dance & Drum Collective (NY)
  • Seewe Dance Company (NY)
  • Usaama Dance Company (NJ)
  • Zawadi School of African Dance (NJ)

Panel Topic: Challenges: Managing, Marketing & Touring African Dance Companies

Moderator: Charmaine Warren (Dr. Marcia Heard, Yewande Kelly Johnson, Chuck Davis, Mama Yaa, Sis. Zul Latifa)

Teachers: Mangue Sylla, Mbemba Bangoura, Karen Miles, Nima Camara,Youssouff Koumbassa, Mouminatou Camara

Wofabe Dance and Drum Festival
Wofabe Dance and Drum Festival
Wofabe Dance and Drum Festival
Wofabe Dance and Drum Festival
Wofabe Dance and Drum Festival