Gwoka Dance

12 January-22 March

A vibrant traditional music and dance class from the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe.

Brixton House Take Part Programme

Description

Gwoka is a vibrant traditional music & dance from the French Caribbean Islands of Guadeloupe. Created by enslaved African people during the seventeenth century, Gwoka is used as a form of communication and expression via music, song, dance, and cultural practices to celebrate and pass on the stories of Guadeloupean people and society.

More than an art form, Gwoka strengthens identity and provides a feeling of communal development and individual pride. Over the next 10 weeks, Ziloka will teach you the traditional art form of Gwoka dance, accompanied by live Gwoka rhythms played on the Ka drums, group clapping and responsorial Creole singing for all age groups and levels

Performances

Tickets: £9, £7 concessions
Recommended age: 18+
Duration: 2 hours
Fri 23 Feb 7:30pm
Fri 01 Mar 7:30pm
Fri 08 Mar 7:30pm
Fri 15 Mar 7:30pm
Fri 22 Mar 7:30pm