Artist in Residence

photo by Marissa Hoard

Foundry Hall is hosting Ugandan musician and dance instructor Samuel Nalangira as he shares his talents with our community and surrounding area.  His residency goals are to share his music, dance and culture through workshops and performances in the area and to work with local musicians and dancers to develop new cross-cultural work.  Foundry Hall sees this residency as an amazing opportunity to have Samuel teach and create while connecting our community with a culture on the other side of the world.

“It was such an amazing experience for the students to learn how to play Samuel’s handmade instruments and participate in traditional tribal dances.”

-YDC/PAL mentorship leader KariAnn Johnson.

Samuel is an inspired, hard working musician, supportive and friendly teacher and available for opportunities in schools, after-school programs, youth groups, events and parties.  In performance, Samuel uses a looper that allows him to layer multiple instruments and harmonize his voice to create rich, original songs based in the folk traditions of African music.

promotional photos by Marissa Hoard

Check out the album that he recorded while in South Haven!  Available now on itunes, Spotify and  youtube

Upcoming performance/workshops:

SAT 5/25 “In Harmony for Uganda” St. Matthews Luther Church, Kitchener, ON

SAT 6/1 Earthworks Skill Share

FRI & SAT 6/7-6/8 Nor-East’r Fest, Mio, MI

Past Performances:

SUN 2/3 2pm Community Collage First Baptist Church (315 W. Michigan, Kalamazoo)

MON 2/4 Covert Public Schools dance/music workshops

SAT 2/9 Kalamazoo Family Dance and Drum Workshop @ First Baptist Church (315 W. Michigan, Kalamazoo)

SUN 2/10 Library performance at Parchment Public Library

SUN 2/10 private performance for Colleagues International

FRI  3/1   Community Concert  at Epiphany Church in South Haven

TUE 3/5 National Day of Racial Healing – Kalamazoo

TUE 3/5 International Percussion performance – Kalamazoo College

FRI 3/22 Lake Michigan College Masterclass

FRI 4/25 Kalamazoo Public Library

SAT & SUN 4/26 & 4/27 Dance Workshops at Herrick District Library (Holland)

To schedule a class, workshop, performance in your space, school or to meet with Samuel, email samuel@foundryhall.org or foundryhall@gmail.com.  Click here for a one sheet about workshops and performances.  Feel free to contact us with questions!

Samuel Nalangira’s website>>

 

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