Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble performs the folkloric music and dance of Africa as it exists today throughout the African Diaspora, particularly in Haiti.

Directed by faculty member Kera Washington '93, students perform on authentic instruments, experience a variety of cultures through their music, and present several concerts during the academic year. The ensemble is comprised of students, staff, and visiting artists such as Maestra Isaura Oliveira and Peniel Guerrier, and advised by Professor Emeritus Gerdes Fleurant. For more information, please contact Kera Washington at kwashing@wellesley.edu.

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Auditions: No prior experience nor an audition is necessary. If you are interested, please attend the first meeting. Our first open meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 7th in Jewett Auditorium! We look forward to meeting you!