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Name Ms. Camilla Dodson
Email popysele@yahoo.com
Phone 505/332-3779
Address 12709 Viewcrest NE
Albuquerque, NM  87112
Biographical Info Daughter of a Lesotho chief, Dodson lived many years in South Africa and in Ireland. She was one of five people invited to speak when Nelson Mandela returned to Cape Town after 27 years in prison.
Program Description Drums are probably the earliest musical instrument, common to all cultures. This presentation describes the role of music in traditional African society using drumming. In Africa, the role of music in society -- for communication, ceremony, oral history, spiritual expression and entertainment -- is so fundamental that many African languages have no word for 'music.' It is simply an ever-present part of life. Several kinds of drums are used in this presentation, and the audience will have a chance to play them.
Series Art, Music and Dance; Conversations With the World
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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