Da'vid Braswell

Braswell

Born in Chicago, Da'vid began his journey into African culture by his fathers hand and his fathers teacher Suleymon Diop at the tender age of five, he began studying the Manding drum from Gambia West Africa called Kutero or "Seruba". This was the foundation that paved the way for him to meet and study with master musicians from around the continent. At the age of fourteen Da'vid was touring and taken in by a traditional Senegalese ballet (Les Ballet Africans Slimbo D'adean) where he began to study more on the Kutero from the Wolof perspective, and at the same time began to pick up the Djembe drum from Mali West Africa, This was the foundation that provided him with the necessary skills to pursue other Traditional Instruments. His love and sincerity for the drum has led him down the path to meet and work with greats from around the globe. Da'vids worked with several companies such as Allahbatu West African Dance (New Orleans L.A) , Muntu Dance Theater (Chicago, IL), New Orleans Public Schools , Chicago Public Schools, Sankofa Dance Theater ( Baltimore, MD.) Traditional Music Soceity (Kansas City, MO), Minianka (Chicago, IL), The Regal Theater (chicago), Dance Africa 89, 90, 91, 2006 (chicago), New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans Summer Dance Festival, OldTown School of Folk Music (chicago), Los Hombres Caliente (Carinival vol. 5) He Also has major works with artist such as Arrested Devlopment, Bill Summers, Steve Cobb and Chavnduka, Funkadesi, Marty Martinez, Fred "Uganda" Roberts, Wole Soyinka, and Englands Afro Beats recording star Wunmi.



AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN DANCE AND DRUMMING IN NEW ORLEANS - THE CARIBBEAN GATEWAY TO THE AMERICAS!!

2014 NEW ORLEANS DANCE FESTIVAL
JUNE 26 - JULY 5, 2014

New Orleans Dance Festival Performance on July 4 at 4:00pm in McWilliams room 300. Donations accepted.

TULANE UNIVERSITY
NEWCOMB DANCE PROGRAM
McWILLIAMS HALL ROOM 300

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