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Zoë Ryan

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.

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Events with Zoë Ryan

Song of the Drum, Dance of Life
July 26, 2021

Bumbamba! 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. Sing, dance, and play with Gordy Onayemi Ryan, Zoë Ryan, Sanga Francis, and Ade Harris – the core of the Olatunji Drums of Passion. Babatunde Olatunji was a Yoruba man born to be King in his region of Nigeria. Well-educated as well as initiated into traditional cultural ceremonies, he became close friends with Dr. Martin Luther King. He recorded Drums of Passion with legendary producer John Hammond. For the next 43 years he continued…