Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Facilitator: Angela "Sadio" Watson, Artistic Bio

ANGELA "SADIO" WATSON

Biography
Angela Sadio Watson, is the founder & artistic director of Camara Arts: Keeper of the tradition. Angela-Sadio is a community artist & 2019 Leeway Transformation Awardee, working with social justice and the performing arts to reclaim lost African heritage, empower youth through the arts, create space for expression and elevate consciousness.

The natural outgrowth, progression, and partnership with Tyehimba is part of a grass roots approach to building community. Working to create space for youth to express themselves utilizing African dance and drumming; centers African pride and legacy through historical teachings that empower youth, women, and elders.

Angela performed in Japan, Africa, Bolivia, St. Johns, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, throughout the US receiving a foundation in Guinea folklore through the protégé students of the legendary Papa Ladji Camara; with Papa Aziz Ahmed Abdulai & Dinese Bey.

Angela was a Fulbright Scholar from 1997-1998 in Guinea, West Africa researching the history while training with national dance companies and studying community/village dances throughout Guinea.

Angela Sadio has trained with other notable dance masters and troupes including: Mama Kadiatou Conte Forte, Mimo Camara, Sekouba Camara, Moustapha Bangoura, and dance companies (Wose, Balafon, KuluMele, Troupe Dada, Voices of Africa, to name a few).

Sadio is a published author in the Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas on the history of African dance here in America.

Angela-Sadio is a CEC board member & a proud partner in the production that brought DanceAfrica Philadelphia 2013.

Ms. Watson holds numerous degrees recently completing a second Masters’ degree in Dance Research from Temple U. This year marks her 30th year celebration of study, teaching, & performing African dances.

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For More Information:
Contact: Angela "Sadio" Watson
camaraarts@gmail.com
215-402-7182




















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