Wednesday, January 21, 2009

African Dancing and Drumming

First Church of Christ in Middletown welcomes Aly Tatchol Camara, a native of the West African country of Guinea, on January 25, at the 10 am worship service. First Church of Christ, Congregational is located at 190 Court Street in Middletown. Aly, the principal dance instructor for the New Haven School of African Drum and Dance at Yale University, will explain the role of drumming and dancing in the life of his native Guinean community and teach the church a traditional African song. He will then perform a special dance, accompanied by First Church’s own African drumming ensemble. Worshippers will be invited (but not required) to join Aly on the dance floor and follow his simple movements.

Anyone in the community, regardless of religious affiliation, is warmly invited to attend this special service, offered as part of First Church’s effort to foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of a variety of religious traditions in the world.

For more information, call the First Church office (860) 346-6657 to speak with John Hall (ext. 13) or Shari Lucas (ext. 11).

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