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Rondo Days 2016

Rondo Days is Saturday July 16th and Voice of Culture is teaming up with the Million Artists Movement again for the parade, peformance stage and festival in Saint Paul.  Here are the details:

1. Parade - 9am line up at St. Peter Claver 

We will line up for the Grande Day Parade at 9am near St. Peter Claver School located at 1060 W. Central Avenue in St. Paul.  Our parade unit is 19 (nineteen).  We are wearing VoC attire or African clothes or Pan Afrikan colors, carrying our signs, we will have the ancestor puppets.  No drums in the parade.  Million Artist Movement is Marching with us. The parade begins at 10am.

2. Performance - 12:30 check in at stage

VoC+MAM created a performance piece celebrating Rondo.  Our performance slot is 12:45-12:55.  VoC drummers will drum Sinte while Talief, Simone, Khetasar, Sienah, Queen and Heaven perform the dance and spoken word.

3.  Festival

Million Artist Movement will host a tent in the Rondo Days festival Village.  There will be an Ida B Wells Loom artmaking activity and we will be recruiting folks to work on the “Art to Power” projects.  VoC should participate in all the artmaking and help out at the tent, as well as enjoy the Rondo Days festival.

please text Ms Kenna with questions 612-418-1646.

VoC will be leaving Rondo Days about 3:30pm to go to our next performance in Burnsville at the International Arts Festival.

We will also be joining the Journey Productions at the Hopkins Center for the Arts for the ‘Young, Gifted and Black” showcase and youth after party!

Underground African Dance

Underground African Dance by Kenna 

Saturdays June 18 starting. 5-6pm at 2100 Emerson Ave NORTH. Ring the bell at the green door on 21st. Or walk around to the Emerson door once class starts we will open in. African Dance for Black Adults.  Live drumming when we have it. $5 cash or Paypal PayPal.Me/mskenna. Black Space. -Kenna 612-418-1646 text preferred

Summer Class Schedule:

Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

Sat Jul 2 NO CLASS Im performing in Winona, MN with Soul Beautfiul Band (check us out on ReverbNation)

Sat Jul 9, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Sat Jul 16 NO CLASS - Rondo Days in Saint Paul take yo’ self to Rondo Days 

Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:00-6:00pm 

Sat Jul 30, NO CLASS - FLOW Northside Art Crawl take yo’ self to the KMOJ stage 

Sat Aug 6, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm (if Urban League Family Day pops up we might not have class this day)

Underground African Dance by Kenna ­ 2100 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, USA

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Farwell Park Summer Program

Register for the program, its FREE! Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/3UmWzgYOhrDHzS732

Space, Schedule and Website Renaissance

VoC Central is now at 2100 Emerson Ave North.  We are so happy to have a nice large dance room with hardwood floors and to be back close to JXTA and Avenue Eatery.  We will be working with Kwanzaa Church who owns the building to create a Healing Space for North Minneapolis. Big thanks to Sister Katherine and Pastor Galloway and Jase and Iyana Jases mom for hooking this all up!

All VoC rehearsals, little biddle class and African Dance class will be at 2100 Emerson (The Healing Space). For now ring the doorbell and enter through the green door on 21st or come around to the church office door on Emerson which will be open when we are in session.


Manjanis will come back in session at 2pm on Saturdays as long as we do not have a show.

VoC Little Biddles will start at 3pm.  Our smallest and youngest members will have exculisve instruction on drum and dance for 30 minutes. 

VoC Rehearsal will be from 3:30-4:30 and we will go hard.  New rule: you must pass rehearsal in order to participate in that week’s upcoming performances.

VoC African Dance class for Adults will start at 5pm on Saturdays.  This is a new class for adults and taught by Ms. Kenna.  VoC members are welcome to help drum or even take class in the back.  Talk to Ms. Kenna for more questions about how this class will work.

AS ALWAYS VOC IS A BLACK SPACE.  You are welcome to invite people who support Black space and understand why.  Have them talk to me with questions.  

And finally, WELCOME to the re/born VoC website.  You can always find our calendar of events here.  Soon I’ll be putting some promotional, informational and educational information on the website.  For now, check here for the schedule of practice, class and shows.

© Kenna-Camara Cottman 2016