Damas "Fan Fan" Louis

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Damas “Fan Fan” Louis is originally from Port au Prince, Haiti. Fan Fan’s grandfather was a Vodou priest who taught Fan Fan the Vodou ceremonial drumming rituals. As a master drummer in the traditions of Haitian Vodou folklore there are a least 33 traditional rhythms as well as numerous adapted rhythms. Each rhythm has more than a hundred different variations. Fan Fan auditioned for the role of folklorist drummer for the Theatre National D’Haiti that required the playing of first, second, third drums, the bass and the bell parts to be allowed in the company. In 1987 Fan Fan first cam to the United States as a drummer with the legendary dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham. Since living in the United States, Fan Fan has traveled in 38 states and played in a variety of public performances including the Democratic National Convention, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Olympics. Fan Fan has
been living in New Orleans since 2011.



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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504.314.7742 or 504.812.4553
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