Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Leigfest_27 March 2011

This was a fabulous new festival in Geelong at Inverleigh. Immanuel and Jacqui roused up an interactive audience participation with Wild Moves. There were lots of teenage musicians who could also jump up on stage and play drums with us. Check out some photos taken on the day.

Odai at Wild Moves_19 April 2011_"Nkluma"

Our guest African teacher was from internationally acclaimed traditional Ghanaian drum and dance ensemble, WALA, which means LIFE. And that is what Odai Nmai brough to Wild Moves. Now we have a new dance to add to our repertoire from Burkina Fasso called Nkluma. Here are some of the drumming patterns and dance video for you to practice
Wildmovers captivated

Wildmovers focused

Mmmm, don't play what "he's" playing, stay on your rhythm

Good one Gordon

Judy listening for the pulse

Odai cooling the fire

Apollo Bay Music Festival

April News

Apollo Bay Music Festival 
8, 9, 10  April.
(Free camping for Buskers)
Email jacqui@wildmoves.com   if you want to participate. Must have your name for free camping.
For photos of this event go to:

Cowrie Market Sunday 17 April
2.00 – 3.00pm End of Gilbert St, The Esplanade. Wear your Wild Moves Tshirt
Wild Moves interactive song, drum and dance performance. 
Last performance until September  

Full Moon Gathering Monday 18 April (Free)
7.30pm onwards. See details below for the format of the evening

Photos of this months Super Moon go to:

Universal Grooves Saturday, 7 May. 7.30 - 9.30pm Bellbrae Hall. 90 School Rd.

Universal Grooves is an interactive performance where the audience gets to sing, drum and dance with World music performers or just sit and relax and soak up the atmosphere of great vibe, grooves and stories. So bring your flutes, drums, guitar and creative dance being, cushion, chair. Drums for hire.
Local artist: Kris Fitzgerald on harp followed by Red Whyte on sitar.
International guest artists, ONE AFRICA with Lamine Sonko and King Marong
...Get set for a beautiful nite of African harp, kora and traditional drumming & dancing from the Sengambian Griots of this region of West Africa.
Please check out the at the following website:

Supported by Arts Victoria, Surf Coast Arts and Wild Moves

Tickets: Adults $20, concession $15, Family ticket $40, kids $5
$15 Pre-purchased tix at Torquay Health Food Shop, 24 Gilbert St.
Surf Coast Arts members: $15

Wild Moves will also be running workshops with Lamine and King on the Saturday at Bellbrae Hall, so you can join in the performance in the evening or just do the workshop for fun.

1.30 - 2.30pm Song & Dance
3.00 - 4.00pm Drum & Song
4.30 - 5.30pm Guitar & Song

$20/15 per workshop: concession, Surf Coast Arts/Wild Moves
3 workshops $45
Kids: $10
Drum hire: $5

Full Moon Gathering Tuesday 17 May (Free)
7.30pm onwards. See details below

Awakening Wild Moves in Africa 12th June - 10th July
Cultural drum and dance experience to ancient festivals of the land of Gold, Ghana and visit the Living Memory of Ethiopia


African Diaspora song, drum and dance CampFriday 31st July - 2nd August
great Ocean Rd, Eumerella, Anglesea
Special African guest artists from Guinea "Muhanmedwe"


Anglesea Music Festival
Cowrie Market
Aireys Fair
Cowrie Market
Universal Grooves - Persian Cultural drumming group
Return of the Sacred Kingfisher Festival
Cowrie Market
High Tide festival
Cowrie Market
Summer Solstice 
Yours in Rhythm and Movement....Jacqui xxx
Wild Moves International
Rooted to the Earth and connected to the Universe…

Director: Jacqui Esi Tweba Dreessens
Mobile: +61 4 09025062
Email: jacqui@wildmoves.com
Web site: www.wildmoves.com