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The Dema Ensemble, "The Rise of the New Dawn"

Photo by Eric Alan

  The Dema Ensemble is a new group that weaves drumming, dancing, singing and other forms of visual and physical storytelling from a variety of African cultures. 

Their world premiere performances, called “The Rise of the New Dawn,” will be Friday and Saturday evenings, May 20th and 21st, in the Dougherty Dance Theatre on the UO campus in Eugene. Twenty professional Ghanian musicians and dancers will join thirty-two UO students for the performance, led by Dr. Habib Iddrisu. He brought a small part of the Dema Ensemble to the KLCC studios to celebrate.