Who we are
Digambara Foré is a trio who has been working with West African music and dance since many years in different contexts. Our aim is to share the joy of dancing and making music with the world around us.
Rhythm is the Soul of Life, once Babatunde Olatunji the great nigerian drummer said. Without rhythm lifeprocesses can not organise itselfs, so naturaly every organic process in life has its own rhythm. This organising force, rhythm, is the most perceptible and the least material thing we know and in its many forms, together with dancing are the most rhythmic phenomenas. When the drummer plays a rhythmic pattern on the drums and the dancers responds, they give the rhythms visible and physical forms and togeather they create an organic dialogue between movements and sounds. The dancers becomes the rhytmic interpretations of the aesthetic appreciations of Life (Celebration).
"The body is powerful site of meaning. To awaken the dance insights
within-the communicative potential which lies in the release and cele-
bration of the body-soul connection – there lies the link between dance
and philosophy; movement and meaning." (R. Laban)
Dancing has the capacity to bring ones body, mind and soul in tune (homeostas). Dance is a movement of the body and mind where the energy can flow joyfuly and they can melt into each other (bodymind). In social context this phenomena is not just a purely aesthetic manifestation, but also it brings its faithful participants into communion, more intimately, to the rhythme of the community which dances, of the World which playing and dancing together.
Our trio has been performing, holding courses and workshops in many different contexts both in Sweden, in different countries in Europe and Asia. We have a ready made performance with traditional West African music and dance plus a drum performance with fire dance. We are in constant collaboration with different dance association, giving dance&drum courses and workshops. Where we can and have worked already:
- At festivals
- Cultural events
- As a present for a birthday party or hen party
- For children at school events
- At the opening of an exhibition
Ideas and questions are more then welcome. For any special request, more info and price please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abji & Anansi
We are based in Sweden but we are willing to travel.