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SPECIAL CLASS PACKAGES UNTIL TUESDAY, NOV 5th!
7 Classes $ 140
10 Classes $190
14 Classes $250
ALL CLASSES (20) $300
SPECIAL CLASS PACKAGES UNTIL TUESDAY, NOV 5!!
@ THE DOOR: $22 per class
FOR CLASS CARDS, SEND CHECK TO ALSENY SOUMAH
1846 8TH AVE, APT #5, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 94606
Venmo or PayPal OK too: Venmo: @alseny-soumah-1 or PayPal: [email protected] Please include fees & let us know it’s for the Lahydi festival. Thank you.
Guinea Trip 2019/2020
Dates – Dec. 15thth- Jan. 25th
Visit Room island, a village rich in fishing, music, dancing, and local artisans
Day trip to Kindia, home of the unique indigo fabric, waterfalls and hiking
In – House Tailoring available
• Classes will be taught by Alseny Soumah, Mouminatou, and members of world renowned ballets, and/or other local artists.
• Classes are tailored to the student’s level of experience
• There will be two 2-hour dance classes 5 days a week or M-F
• Two drum classes per week
• 1 song class per week
• Classes in traditional Guinean movement
• New this year! Option to take class in Fareyathih/Namonye contemporary dance popular with the youth of Guinea
Contact number – 801-599-1151
• 2 weeks $1500.00
• 3 weeks $2000.00
• 4 weeks $2400.00
• Optional class in Fareyathih $50/session
Discounts: 10% off if you have a friend sign up
Required deposit of 50% due by Dec. 10th
BOOKING INFORMATION: ALSENY SOUMAH 510-260-3145
The mission of the Lahydi Foundation is to carry the traditions of Guinea, West Africa ancestors while embracing the emerging changes in their culture.
The founder of the Lahydi Foundation, Alseny Soumah, was born in the Baga village of Boke, in northern Guinea. In the 1970s he began dancing in local community groups created by Sekou Toure to preserve and showcase Guinea culture. By 1985 he was chosen to dance with Les Merveilles D’Afrique led by the late, great Kemoko Sano. In 1988-1989 Alseny had the honor of dancing with the president’s national drum and dance company, Les Ballet Africains. During his tenure with both prestigious ballets, he has toured throughout Europe, Africa and the United States.
Alseny brings a fresh flavor and richness to the art of dance, embodying cultural authenticity and optimal professionalism. He is known to be exciting, invigorating, and remarkably creative. He is dedicated to sharing and preserving the rich culture of Guinea in his own dynamic way, through love and respect.