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Catholic Artistic Imagination 4/13

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Africa Room

Fume Fume: An encounter with a traditional dance from Ghana

Presenter: Joseph Sheehan

Traditional music in Ghana often combines song, rhythm, and dance into an immersive, communal experience, shared by people of different ages, backgrounds, and musical abilities. In this experiential and informal presentation Dr. Sheehan will share a recreational dance from southern Ghana named Fume Fume. Be prepared to sing a song, perform rhythms, and try some dance movements! While learning the music, we will uncover relationships between movement, language, and rhythm; and see how the musical structure allows for creativity and flexibility. We will also discover a wonderful approach to performance practice that contrasts with many Western musical activities.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend. Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing Judi O'Brien at The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.