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The Beat of Her Drum

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Tickets by donation at the door

Drumming from around the world

Another brand new event on Alberta Ave for SkirtsAfire, The Beat of Her Drum will be a powerful coming together of Indigenous, Korean and West African drumming and dance for an explosive night of cultural fusion. 

With a splendid repertoire that draws heavily from the rich traditions of West African performance art, Sangea continues to brilliantly redefine what it means to revitalize tradition and in turn, captivate a modern audience. Sangea is a diverse West-African performance group made up of 8 members from several countries in Africa, and from Mexico and Canada. The name of the group means female leader and is a common name given to young girls in Liberia. Established in 2012, the group has grown from being a household name amongst several communities within the Edmonton area, to becoming a leader in the forward progression of traditional West-African music, dance, poetry, and theatre in it’s home province and across the country at large. All of its growth and success can be attributed to it’s steadfast mission to preserve and share African culture, to captivate and inspire it’s audience, and to build cultural bridges through artistic expression.

Featuring: Ereni Perez, Gal Perez, Shasily Matowe, Eyram Drah, Eto Kandu, Selassie Drah, Bill Mitchell & Reckie Lloyd

Chubby Cree

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Warrior Women will not be performing as scheduled. We are pleased to have Chubby Cree joining this event, along with Jingle Dress Dancer Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo.

We are all women’s powwow and hand drummers group singing to our creator and we honor all the women and we strive to help the youth and we respect elders


KoRock & Jeon’s TKD Demonstration Team
KoRock is an abbreviation of Korean Rock in English. In Korean words, KoRock (pronounced [ka-rak]) represents a type of music that synchronizes beat and rhythm with low, mid, and high tones. Taekwondo is Korean Traditional martial arts training, physically and mentally – Tae, meaning to kick or jump; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, which means “the way.” This performance will show the collaboration of Jeon’s Taekwondo & KoRock – the Taekwondo technical kickings and traditional movements with drumming beats and rhythms coming from traditional Korean beats. 


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March 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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St. Faith’s Church
11725 93 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 1E2 Canada
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