Our teachers

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Mr. Charles

Charles is a world-class artist (percussionist) with an objective of showcasing the original traditional music and dance of Africa with a focus on West Africa; and keeping alive the works of luminary Obo Addy & Okropong. Having shared the stage and collaborated with countless African greats including Baaba Maal, Mamadou Jimi Mbaye and Mbaye Dieye Faye in the Madison Band (formerly of Youssou Ndour). “I am delighted in proceeding to serve my community with festivals, workshops, community tutorials and other invented programs.”

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Ms. Patience

Over the past 30+ year years, Patience has gathered a vast experience of Traditional Dances around the world and has shared several professional stages throughout the world in about 18 countries. Through performances, teaching and offering workshops, Patience has affected hundreds of thousands of lives in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She is a living legend as many know her to be and still a classic performer and a teacher. Lastly, her love for community projects is always at the peak of her interests.