January 2015 | Legacy Arts Newsletter

Winter wonderland,  MLK day and class information.
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While wintery weather is visiting us in Pittsburgh, we're doing our best to keep warm. The Legacy Arts Project hosts and joins weekly classes at Sankofa Village for the Arts that are open to youth and elders alike. Closing in on the second month of the new year, the LAP will take its turn as the featured organization as a part of the Heinz Endowments' "Spotlight". Check us out on Feb. 16th to see what's going on with the LAP. We'll be sure to forward you a link to the website.
Keep warm and be safe!
The Legacy Arts Project


MLK Day Celebration!

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stands as a testament to the undying power of peace and perseverance and the Legacy Arts Project, in conjunction with the Sankofa Village for the Arts, commemorated his birthday with a mural to honor his legacy. 
"The children are our future. We must teach them so they know which way to go." said resident artist, Saihou Njie.
All in attendance contributed to the mural which will be on display at Sankofa Village upon its completion.  

Dance Classes

@Sankofa Village
201 N.Braddock, PA, 15208

Salsa w/Ryan Mitchell

Monday 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
All ages welcome
$6 for adults, free for children

Haitian dance w/Genia Guirand
Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
$6 for adults, free for children

Congolese Dance
Monday 6:00 pm to  pm
All ages $5 fee
Africa meets the Caribbean in Pittsburgh as Ryan Mitchell shares his love for Latin music and dance. The heat starts rising as he starts off with the "basic" step and carries the class through to partner dance. Feel the fire, and fun of salsa w/Ryan on Wednesdays.

Join the LAP for an intro to Haitian dance with Haitian native, Genia Guirand. New to Pittsburgh, the LAP welcomes Genia with a warm, community reception as she shares the culture of Haiti through song, dance, and history.
Open to all ages. 

Come out to Sankofa Village on Mondays at 6pm for Congolese Drum and Dance with Umoja. Unity is in the air as Dr. Anicet Mundundu shares his expertise behind the drum as an artist/musician and ethnomusicologist. The dance floor is graced by the & artistic guidance of Sis I' Asia and Kei Haywood, both leading dancers on a journey towards self and liberation.

Saturday Art Making @ The Homewood Coliseum
Open to girls from the ages of 6-12, the Legacy Arts Project, in conjunction with the Trolley Station, hosts a Saturday session of art making. Join renowned fiber artist, Tina Brewer, and movement instructor, Erin Perry, as they engage youth in an exploration of self and the cultures of the African diaspora. 
Classes run through May 2015.
Please contact info@legacyartsproject.org for more information. 

Event Postponed
The January Lunch n' Learn in conjunction with the Ujamaa Collective, scheduled for Friday 1/30/2015 and featuring the art of Darrell Kinsel, has been postponed. Please stay posted for the upcoming Lunch n' Learn.
Stay posted for a CALL FOR AUDITIONS!!!
The LAP is gearing up for Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2015, "The Healing" scheduled April 25. The event will feature the Afro-Brazilian work of OlogundeAs they represent the the richness of the culture from Bahia, the LAP will represent arts of the African diaspara, as seen in Pittsburgh, with a collaborative piece that combines Congolese, Caribbean, West African, and African American artistic influences.
More info soon to follow.
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