Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Submitted by Doris Green - May 5, 2012

Nimbaya! The Women's Drum & Dance Company of Guinea gave its NY premiere performance at Symphony Space as a World Music Institute presentation. These remarkable  ladies play the Djembe drum which has been taboo for women to touch  this drum. These ladies not only drummed the Djembe drum but also brought an important message about female genital mutilation. It is time this horrible practice was abolished. There was an insert in the program from Secretary of Stae Hillary Rodham Clinton advocating zero tolerance for FGM. It was a show that entertained as well as educated the audience:

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