*Music for everyone to enjoy, which is therapeutic, healing and beneficial*
NAME OF CD (ALBUM) - DIMEDI FAABE - (CALL TO THE CHILDREN)
TYPE OF MUSIC- West African Music
MUSIC BY- Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble (USA), arranged and directed by Jamal P. Dickerson
ABOUT JAMAL- Jamal P. Dickerson, the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dickerson, was born into the arts. He was taught the art of dance and drum from some of the best and greatest teachers from Guinea (West Africa), Moussa Diabate & Tenenfig Dioubate. Moussa and Tenenfig were lead members of the best African Ballets in West Africa for many years. While in Africa, Jamal and his younger brother Nasir Dickerson was taught by many great members of Les Ballet Africains in Guinea, West Africa. Jamal was also taught by some of the best teachers in the United States of America. Some of his teachings consists of the Conga family of drums and the Djembe family of drums. This CD is the DJEMBE family of drums, in honor of our African Family. Jamal is also a graduate of MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in MUSIC EDUCATION. Jamal is currently a music school teacher and a Music Director in the Camden, New Jersey Public School District (Camden Creative Arts High School). He is also the Chief Choreographer & Artistic Director of our African Dance & Drum Ensemble.
We should honor, respect and appreciate the culture from which African-Americans of this country originated. SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY a WONDERFUL CD of African Music
UNIVERSAL African Dance & Drum ENSEMBLE, is a group of African-Americans who have been taught by some of the best teachers in America and of course by some of the best African teachers out of AFRICA since 1984. Les Ballet Africain which is considered the best in the world of its kind, has been our teachers and mentors. Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble have made great accomplishments with their traditional, sensational, electrifying and amazing performance of Stilt Walkers, Dancers, Drummers, Ground Masquerades, Drama and a very exciting Acrobatic Show. The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble has performed at many prominent and prestigious events in this country, including performing for and honoring leaders of countries, celebrities, politicians, religious, business and community leaders. They have represented the beauty of African culture by performing and being viewed by millions on cable, local, national and international television.
They have been blessed and sanctioned to be one of the best and the most exciting African Dance & Drum Ensemble in the United States of America, by scholars, professors and historians. All members of the Dance & Drum Ensemble are advance Martial Artists (Karate) practitioners, and many are local, national and world Karate champions.
Our famous stilt walker, Pasha the Stilt walker is also considered by scholars as one of the best stilt walkers in America. It is tradition that the masquerade or the stilt walker's identity remains a mystery. Nevertheless, we will inform you that he is a 4th Degree Master Black Belt, National and World Karate Champion. He is also a graduate at the UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a bachelor degree in music and working toward his Master’s Degree in Music Education.
Robert Dickerson - Founder & CEO
Wanda Dickerson- Co-Founder & Dance Director
Jamal Dickerson -Chief Choreographer & Artistic Director
Ronsha Dickerson - Head Dance Teacher
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