African Drumming & Dancing with Griffin Brady & Erico Ansuade


If you can walk, you can dance!

Feel the ground below your feet. Hear live drumming echo in your heartbeat. Through guided movement and gestures, attendees will discover the power African dance has to communicate with the accompanying musicians, the audience, and the soul by focusing on traditional arrangements of dance pieces from West Africa that aim to educate and inspire . . . and get a great workout at the same time!

This weekly workshop is led by Griffin Brady and Eric Ansuade from Ghana, West Africa—the chief choreographer and star of the Slyboots Circus. A brilliant entertainer with extraordinary abilities and a passion for sharing his expertise with the world, Eric has performed all over the world as a dancer and an acrobat with a wide variety of groups, and has been a chief teaching artist of the Slyboots School since 2009.

Join us at the African American Cultural Center. You will sweat, laugh and smile. Bring a water bottle—and an open mind.

  • Disinfected drums provided
  • Temperatures checked on arrival
  • Social distancing measures taken
  • Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire class time
  • Indoors in large space, with windows open and lots of fresh air

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 18 and up
  • Intermediate and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This weekly workshop is currently conducted at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209 (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Normally scheduled for every Tuesday from 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • The price is $25 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people

Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at to discuss alternate accommodations.

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About the Artist

About the Artist

Oswego native GRIFFIN BRADY has a Master of Arts degree from Goddard College, with a focus in Ethnomusicology and Music Pedagogy. His Master’s thesis and adjoining musical method books were inspired by his work as a touring musician and educator with groups such as the SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa. Upon founding the Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance in Buffalo, NY in 2006, Griffin has been teaching and performing at over 800 universities, colleges, high schools, elementary schools, and clubs across the United States promoting the Slyboots mission: positive social change through cultural arts education and performance—and bringing the world together, on the sly.
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