Calabasa Calabasa: Dancing and Making the Music of Life

Hotter Than July
Deep Dive Workshops
July 29-31, 2022


Experience African Diaspora dances, playing shekere, song, and vocal workshops in this 3-day in-person intensive in Durham, NC
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Calabasa Calabasa Director

Andrea E. Woods Valdés  -
contemporary dance and shekere

Toya Chinfloo - Dunham Technique

Lana Garland  - Pilates/Body Conditioning

Jasmé Kelly - Vocal Work

Ursula Payne - Soul Line Dance

Aya Shabu - Haitian Dance

Oesa Vinesett- Afro-Cuban Folklore Dance

Bashir Shakur  - Accompanist

Masks - Optional

Lunch Provided Saturday and Sunday

Free- Registration Required

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A. E. Woods Valdés, Jessica Burroughs, Dasha Chapman, Chanelle Croxton, Joy Kajogbola, Tria Smothers

Photo: Alec Himwich

Calabasa Calabasa: Dancing and Making the Music of Life is a on a mission to spread joy! We come to you dancing while singing in English, Spanish, Yoruba and Twi and making a joyful shekere noise.  Our mission is to respond to the times, even as we look to the roots and traditions of the African and Caribbean diaspora to reflect spirituality, social justice and respect for and recognition of women. Our favorite places to perform are community events. 

Artistic Director - Andrea E. Woods Valdés