This weekend is going to be a fun one.
On Saturday Sept. 19th, the Baobab Village’s Coupe Decale night (one cover for both places on 19th street), hosts three top notch international guests with Maïmouna Coulibaly performing at Le Petit Bárbes (Bollyhood) with the Baobab DJ’s and special guest DJ’s, Dutty Artz brethren Uproot Andy and Geko Jones, holding it down at Little Baobab (Update: I’ll be at Little Baobab with Que Bajo!)
Andy and Geko did an oustanding mix for Eddie Stat’s Ghetto Palms column. Read about it and download here:
Maïmouna, is a dancer from Paris who runs regular classes and sell-out workshops at ‘Le Centre de Danse du Marais.’ She is in the Bay Area for a very busy couple weeks. Not only is she doing several dance workshops around the Bay of contemporary urban dance styles big in the Parisian African community including Coupe Decale, Kuduro, and Dancehall, she is also presenting her play Hééé Mariamou.. at Dance Mission Theater on September 25th, 26th, and 27th. I saw a dress rehearsal awhile back. It’s very funny with a subject that sometimes touches home for me. If you come out, you might even see an appearance by yours truly!
Check the trailer:
Also, this Thursday Sept. 17th starting at 6pm, I will be DJing at the MOAD (Museum of African Diaspora) for Maïmouna as she performs one of a three part presentation that explores past and present traditions of Congolese music and dance. This is presentation/workshop is the next event in the DANCEfirst! series posted below, and will be a great introduction to all the events mentioned above. Plus, it will be interactive, so by the time Saturday comes around you’ll know how to get your Guantanamo on!