Programmes/Performances

Wassa Wassa Workshops present Sadjo Sissokho

We are delighted to announce our latest collaboration with esteemed Kora player & singer
Sadjo Sissokho, from Guinea Bissau. The Kora is a traditional West African 21 string harp and Sissokho’s unique melodic style & singing is a real treat to an inspirational World Music style rarely seen in Ireland.
Check out a recent recording here-    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzOQ7D3pPmE

The Kora

Drum & Dance Ensemble features up to 20 drummers & dancers  performing the rhythms of West Africa with unique contemporary arrangements. Stage shows and parades are really lively, colourful, high-energy events.

These performances also work great in outdoor/parade settings & we can train participants in workshops to perform at festival parades which we provide face paint & costumes for.

Workshops Available for Festivals:

Percussion Workshops/Drum Circles

  • Take an instrument and learn a full rhythm from start to finish!
  • Programmes tailored to suit different age groups and levels
  • Participants can be prepped to perform in parade/festival events

African Dance Workshop

  • Introduction to the origins and basic components of African Dance
  • Facilitated by experienced dance instructors with fantastic attention to detail
  • Adaptability to suit almost all age groups

    Badges

Badge Making Workshop

  • Participants work with collage & mixed materials to create a badge/pin
  • A unique workshop that challenges participants to think outside the box

Garment Up-Cycle & Tie-Dye

  • Work with used & constructed clothing to engineer your own creative elements to
  • Re-create funky new wearables using dying, tying stitching & embellishing techniques that you’ll have for life!

Calabash Decoration

  • Participants design and paint an authentic African Calabash (Gourd)
  • All calabash are supplied by us and participants keep their creations

*Child Protection Policy, Facilitator Profiles & Safety Satements  available on request