• dunuyaCome and celebrate a great day of drumming and dance at the Dogwood. Two seperate classes will take place along with a performance by West Michigan’s own Dunuya Drum and Dance!

    Dunuya Drum and Dance is a global collective presenting music of West Africa and the Diaspora (including Cuba, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Brazil). The fundamental mission of the group is to manifest spirit in community through sacred public performance. Their goal is to create an environment of healing and celebration for people from vast socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and age demographics. Futhermore, the fundamental guiding principle of the group is that art should be accessible, affordable, and available to everyone. The Dogwood shares this vision with Dunuya and we’re looking forward to a great day!

    A central attribute of Dunuya shows is the opportunity for audience interaction, be it through singing, dancing, or playing instruments right along with them. As such, their shows reach audience members of all ages, and make for a rare opportunity for families and community to come together. For more information please visit www.carolynkoebel.com.

    Performers include Carolyn Koebel, percussion/vocals; Calvin “Shangojinmi” Ruff, percussion/vocals; Josh Dunigan, percussion; Kama Mitchell, dance; and Heather Mitchell, dance.

    Drumming Class taught by members of Dunuya! 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Class fee $8*  Register for the class here. This workshop is for hand-drums: djembes and congas, and African dun duns. No drum sets please. This is a class, not a drum circle. Class is limited to 30 participants.

    Dance Class taught by members of Dunuya! 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Class fee $8*  Register for class here. Class is limited to 30 participants.

    *Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

    A performance by Dunuya will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12.50. Black Box. Purchase your tickets here!

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event.  For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  For information, phone 231.924.4022.