Mar 5th 2021

Join T. Ayo Alston, Executive Artistic Director, Mashaune Hardy, Business Manager, and Contessa Green, Company Member of Ayodele Drum and Dance, in conversation.
Moderated by Dr. Queen Zabriskie.

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The Legacy Conversation Series provides a glimpse into the history, culture, and artistic vision of the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project’s eight diverse dance companies. Each monthly, moderated conversation presents a vital opportunity to delve into the stories of creative leaders and their companies, and the significant impact their legacies have made in Chicago and beyond.
Ayodele, a Yoruba word meaning joy in the home, is a sisterhood of women who recognize the guidance of the Creator in our mission to study, heal and express ourselves through African Drum and Dance. Since our inception in 2007; we’ve been passionate in our effort to empower and strengthen the women in our community through knowledge and education of the her/story, rituals, music, and dances of African culture.

Whether we’re teaching children, healing the community with classes, producing sold-out concerts, studying with female Samba Masters in Brazil, Master Djembe and Dununfolas of West Africa, or spreading our healing energy through performances; Ayodele Drum & Dance remains an unending circle firmly rooted in joy.

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