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Ubiquity of African Cultures
African based oral traditions were spread across the colonized world and have evolved to be highly successful at adapting to the modern age and thriving as arguably the dominant culture in western entertainment media. As a result, these traditions are among humanity’s most powerful tools for communication and progressive change.
By telling the largely undocumented history of Africa and its diaspora, relationships within it as well as with the rest of the world, can be improved by breaking unfounded stereotypes and humanizing all people affected by its history; in effect the entire world.
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Professional and Community Development - Interactive workshop in which participants learn how African rhythmic structure shaped modern music, how it is used in composition and how it provides benefits that extend beyond music into wellness.
To empower musicians of all backgrounds, levels and ages by shedding light on a foundational tool that applies to the vast majority of musical genres today.
To contribute to the exposure & preservation of the shared cultural history of the African diaspora and the self determination of that culture in the present and future.
To build bridges between the African diaspora and the rest of the world by humanizing its descendants and traditions as well as exposing how much African culture pervades all modern cultures.
To share the Physical and psychological therapeutic properties of rhythm & communal drum & dance. (“Drumming and other forms of music therapy increase engagement in treatment and can help reduce anxiety, depression and anger.” Journal of Addictions Nursing.)
Sahel, like the legendary land that is its namesake, is a band that interprets musical genres influenced by African culture around the world.
Performing Zouk, Reggae, Senegalese Mbalax, Samba, Funana, Salsa and more; Sahel’s music is blended colors of culture on the canvas of African rhythms.
Created by its multilingual lead vocalist and band leader, Jean-Francis Varre, Sahel is inspired by tradition and dedicated to the progress of music that moves the world.
Visist Sahel at Sahel Official WEBSITE
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