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Master Class with Big Chief Shaka Zulu

Oct 08, 2022 @ 02:00 PM
Oct 08, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - Oct 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM
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City Council District 10

Master Class with Big Chief Shaka Zulu brings the inspiration of New Orleans, culture and sound!

About this event

The William Grant Still art center will present a Master Class with the 2022 (NEA) National Heritage Fellow recipient Big Chief Shaka Zulu. Shaka Zulu is one of the lead Black Masking Craftsmen of New Orleans and the leader of the Yellow Pocahontas tribe. The focus of the class will be on the costuming tradition of the Yellow Pocahontas tribe. His class is an oral history lesson that includes discussion about the migration to the Americas, the evolution and creation of Congo Square, and the 160 years timeline of life, cultural and musical practice as free black people in the United States of America. Shaka will give participants some insight into a cultural tradition that is for the most part not general public knowledge, but an integral part of American History.


Master Class- 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RSVP Master Class:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/420033289877


William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S West View St
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
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