"Celebrate Mother Africa" Drum Circle & Kalimba Music

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"Celebrate Mother Africa" Drum Circle & Kalimba Music
Time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Facilitator: 
Kofi & Amma Anang
Location: 
EMAX

Ocheami is a group of performers with a common goal, to study and share West African culture with their audiences. In the Ga Language (Ghana, Africa), Ocheami means linquist, the representative who speaks on behalf of the chief. Performers speaking on behalf of West African people through drumming, dance, song and storytelling. Ocheami is currently celebrating 21+ years of providing excellent performances in these disciplines. Ocheami's work is guided by deep beliefs in the celebration of diversity, and is based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa (an African-American holiday celebration): Umoja (unity), Kujichaguilia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work), Ujama (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity), and Imani (faith).   
Event Timeline:
  • 8 - 8:30p     Welcome and socializing
  • 8:30 - 9:30  Celebrate Africa Drum Circle and Kalimba Music
  • 9:30 - 10pm Socializing and Reconnecting
 
Mission Statement

Ocheami is an educational cultural development organization that aspires to promote healthy holistic lifestyle, cultural competency, in collaborative ventures with other organizations or independently through African Arts. 

Admission: All Donations go directly to performers.