Mindful Mondays: Dances of Senegal

Mindful Mondays: Dances of Senegal

Mindful Mondays: Dances of Senegal

HR in collaboration with Community Engagement and the Office of the President present "Mindful Mondays"—workshops for faculty and staff designed for both self care and enhancing connections among colleagues. RSVP requested so our presenters know how many to expect!

Abdou Sarr evokes joy and connection in an experience of West African Dance. All ages and experience levels come together and embody rich and rhythmic movements of his home country of Senegal, through Abdou’s unique and vibrant style. You’ll come away with your mood elevated and surprised at how much an hour can change your state of body and mind! Abdou Sarr was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, and learned how to dance many dances in sandy streets and beaches from acclaimed examples—such as his mother Ami Faye. In his twenties, he traveled to the US with hip hop group Gokh-Bi System, touring all over North America including on stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and Joe’s Pub in NYC. Sarr settled here in Western Massachusetts where he shares stages with diverse musicians. Currently he teaches as an artist-in-residence at many schools across the Northeast and with the Senegal America Project.