“My Love for Dance”, Katherine Dunham

“My Love for Dance”, Katherine Dunham

Iantha L. Tucker

Iantha L. Tucker

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Iantha L. Tucker Dr. Iantha L. Tucker, a product of the Baltimore City Public Schools, received the R.N. from Harlem Hospital School of Nursing, the B.S. and M.S. from Morgan State College and the Ed. D. in Dance Education from New YorkUniversity. She is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical […]

Trina Parks — Dunham Stellar

Trina Parks — Dunham Stellar

Trina Parks Vocalist | Actor | Principal Dancer | Dunham Technique Trina Parks was born on (December 26) in Brooklyn, New York. Her father Charles Frazier, was a renowned tenor saxophonist with Cab Calloway’s orchestra. Parks majored in modern dance at the New York High School of Performing Arts. She also studied with Katherine Dunham […]

Institute for Dunham Technique Certification

Institute for Dunham Technique Certification

Institute for Dunham Technique Certification (Pictured in Photo:  Certification Candidate Michelle Gibson lives in Irving,Texas. Originally from New Orleans, she relocated to Texas after Katrina.  Photo Credit: Patricia Wilson)   The Institute for Dunham Technique Certification attracted people from around the world.  From July 6-11, 2014 IDTC held its 20th certification Workshop at the beautiful […]

Nuit Du Bazin (Berkeley, CA)

Nuit Du Bazin (Berkeley, CA)

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center | 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

James Hawthorne (“Chief”) Bey

James Hawthorne (“Chief”) Bey

    James Hawthorne (“Chief”) Bey April 17, 1913 – April 8, 2004 James Hawthorne Bey was an American jazz percussionist and African folklorist. He played under the name of Chief Bey. Born in Yemassee, South Carolina, Bey moved with his family to Brooklyn and then to Harlem, where he began playing drums and singing […]

Babatunde Olatunji

Babatunde Olatunji

  Babatunde Olatunji Legendary Master Percussionist By B. Michael Williams I am the drum, you are the drum, and we are the drum. Because the whole world revolves in rhythm, and rhythm is the soul of life, for everything that we do in life is in rhythm. — Babatunde Olatunji Babatunde Olatunji has been hailed […]

Cornelius Kweku (C. K.) Ganyo

Cornelius Kweku (C. K.) Ganyo

  Uncle C.K. Ganyo (August 26, 1937 — February 20, 2003) Cornelius Kweku (C. K.) Ganyo, a legendary Ghanaian master drummer dancer, died February 20, 2003 at the age of 65. Many people knew him as Uncle C. K. or Nana C. K., terms of endearment for a man who dedicated his life to preserving […]

Bradley Simmons

Bradley Simmons

Bradley Simmons Percussionist/Educator Bradley Simmons, a native of New York City, began playing Afro-Cuban and African percussion when he was 9 years old. From that point on and through his teenage years, he traveled throughout the City seeking out percussion teachers from Haiti, Cuba and Africa in an effort to enhance his understanding of these […]