Song of the Drum, Dance of Life – 2021
With Gordy Ryan and Zoë Ryan
July 26 - 30, 2021
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Join us in a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the music and dance of the Olatunji Drums of Passion at Hollyhock. Activate the fire in your hands, the beat in your feet, and the song in your heart on a soulful journey to the well of inspiration in our reunion at the Olatunji Hall.
Sing, dance, and play with Zoë, Gordy, Sanga, and Ade – the core of the Olatunji Drums of Passion. Everyone welcome!
Gordy Onayemi Ryan has laid down the groove for the Olatunji Drums of Passion, the Ahikr Ritual, Gabrielle Roth and others for many decades. A master djembe carver and instrument maker, Gordy’s given Yoruba name means “breathes and understands art”. obatheband.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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Zoë Ryan has journeyed deep into modern, shamanic and West African dance. It is her joy to bring the transformative nature of dance to people of all ages. She trained in dance education at the Rudolph Laban Centre in London and has an early background in Shakespearean Theatre. She apprenticed with Gabrielle Roth and played extensively with Babatunde Olatunji and the Drums of Passion. obatheband.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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