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|Dana Cafe: Praising the Natural World - Songs, Rhythms & Philosophy of Regla De Ocha|
|Date||Sunday April 05|
|Time||5:45 PM - 7:45 PM|
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511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Dana Cafe: Praising the Natural World - Songs, Rhythms & Philosophy of Regla De Ocha with Carolyn Brandy
Dana Cafe is a monthly gathering in Oakland CA offering transformational teachings at no cost to participants. Each month on first Sunday, we invite a different teacher from various arts and healing traditions. Our monthly classes are offered for Dana (give as you are able and inspired) and there is no set fee to attend.
We are so happy to welcome Carolyn Brandy to lead the next Dana Cafe session, April 5th! Bring your drums & percussion instruments if you have them and if you don't have a drum, bring and open mind, heart, your voice and your hands! Join us as we explore the folklore, songs & philosophy of Regla De Ocha.
Regla De Ocha or Santeria is an indigenous spiritual practice brought to Cuba during the Diaspora from the great civilization of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. This philosophy has spread to the 4 corners of the world because of its flexible, profound and beautiful understanding of the dimension we live in.
Carolyn Brandy is a percussionist, composer, performer, educator, and Cultural Worker. She started playing the Conga Drums in 1968, and has been a pioneer in opening doors for women in the male-dominated world of percussion. A drummer and student of Cuban folkloric music for over 40 years, she has been a practitioner of the Yoruba-based Cuban religion, Regla de Ocha, also known as Santeria, since 1977. She was initiated as a priest of the religion in Havana, Cuba by Amelita Pedroso in 2000. She has led six tours to the Island of Cuba to study Folkloric music and dance. She has organized workshops in Havana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Santiago De Cuba, Guantanamo, and Baracoa where the groups have studied with masters of Afro-Cuban Folkloric music.
http://www.borntodrum.net http://www.womendrummers.org http://www.carolynbrandy.com
Dana Cafe is held at Temescal Art Center
511 48th St. @ Telegraph Ave. Oakland
This gathering is offered for dana (give as you are able and inspired)
Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle
MacArthur BART Station
AC Bus lines 1, 1R, 12, and 57
Above painting by Susan Mathews