Bon Fet Kouzen Zaka!
Rara Tou Limen presents: Konbit for Kouzen
The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, OAK
| 2pm-4pm | $14
May is the feast month for Kouzen Zaka (Azaka, Azaka Mede, Minis), the patron Lwa (spirit) of farmers, work, and agriculture. Known as a Lwa travay, a work Lwa, Kouzen Zaka is a hard worker who works the earth with his hands and enjoys the simple things in life. We seek Kouzen's assistance to ensure that everything we plant in our lives, (job, project, finances, etc.) grows strong in abundance. Through hard work, dedication, and a strong work ethic, we reap the benefits of our labor. For the workshop, we come together as a community, in the spirit of a Konbit.
Konbit - a communal work gathering that includes harvesting, planting, cultivating the earth, and building the community in solidarity.
Join us as we sing and learn Zaka's dances: Djouba, Konbit, and Chawo Pye!
Straw hats, straw/wicker baskets, (denim/chambray) skirts, shirts, patchwork, plaids, gingham prints, etc.
Please bring a fruit or vegetable for the altar.
Dancing Spirits is a Wellness Workshop Series exploring Female Lwa in Haitian Vodou
Facilitated by Portsha T. Jefferson, Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer and Vodou Practitioner, participants will have the opportunity to retreat inward, channel energy, release, write, affirm, learn traditional healing practices, inquire about Lwa + Vodou, sing and of course DANCE!
Sacred space will be created to provide an intimate setting. Participants who are interested in honoring spiritual growth, self-care, learning and healing are encouraged to attend.
May 18: It's Haitian Flag Day! | Session 5 - "FruitFULL Flow"
Lwa: Kouzin (The Merchant)
"I have the power to create the success and build the wealth I desire."
" I am grateful for the abundance that I have
and the abundance on its way."
"I deserve to be paid for my skills, time and knowledge."
"I give myself permission to prosper and grow."
May is officially Haitian Heritage Month! May is also the feast month for Haiti's Agriculture Spirits: KOUZEN & KOUZIN, the powerful duo of farmer and merchant who are both healers. Unbeknownst to many, Kouzin is a woman, a successful Merchant (Machann), with a keen business sense, and beastly bargaining skills. She is a business woman who ensures her survival, and that of her family.
What are your manifestation rituals to achieve your "FruitFULL FLOW?"
What does your Financial Freedom look like?
Come! Tap in and cultivate your Entrepreneurial Spirit! Let's honor and salute Kouzin's energy through Movement, Song & Ritual!
A visionary. A cultural icon.
The “matriarch and queen mother of black dance”. All of this and more describes dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham.
Ashkenaz celebrates her legacy with an evening of community dance, storytelling, and performance. Come and try an Introduction to Dunham Technique led by Eyla Josie Moore.
Then Danielle Hall will share her reflections on the Life and Legacy of Ms. Dunham followed by historic video footage. The evening will culminate with a special performance by the renowned dance company Rara Tou Limen.
Come and join us on the 108th occasion of her birthday!
Dance lesson 7:00PM - $10
Presentation/Performance 8:00 – 9:00 - $15
Dance Lesson and Presentation/Performance 7 – 9:00 - $20
About Dance To Save Lives
At Dance To Save Lives, we provide kids in need the necessary resources to keep them off the streets. We train them in Haitian folkloric and modern dance forms. These accessible activities and services are provided daily for free in the city of Jacmel, Haiti. The students are immersed into the world of dance, allowing them to learn what it takes to be a professional performing artist, choreographer and/or dance Instructor. They also gain experience by touring as performers across the country of Haiti. We maximize the potential of our youth by exposing them to the rich traditional and contemporary aspects of Haitian culture through the lens of the performing arts.
Dance To Save Lives hopes to increase the number of opportunities for these students to become successful performing artists of the future in Haiti. We are working hard to have a big impact on this community as a whole with our efforts. It is crucial that people in our community understand and acknowledge the importance of dance in our society.
For more info about DANCE TO SAVE LIVES please go to www.dancetosavelives.com or e-mail Dieufel Lamisere at email@example.com or call directly (509) 44505319