Monday, April 14, 2014

Funky beats part 2

I've talked about Mr Rosanna's cousin Tamsen before who is into African drumming and dancing.  I'm pleased to say she's launching Mumma Afro African dance classes for mums (who are welcome to bring babies up to 12 months to classes) in the north east from 29 April Tuesdays at Thornbury from 10 - 11 am at The Dance Hall on St Georges Rd and Fridays at Fairfield Community Room on Station Street from 11.30 am - 12.30pm.  It can be isolating to be at home with a baby so if you're interested in connecting with other mums in a fun and relaxed setting, then you should go along to a class.  I've always loved dancing, and like writing, it can be a real release and form of expression plus you get to burn calories at the same time!  The class is a fusion of traditional West African dance and tribal rhythms for beginners and casual attendance is welcome.  Email Tamsen: mummaafro@gmail.com or call 0412 429 024.
Image via www.fasterlouder.com.au
I've been listening to some other funky beats on the stereo as well including Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures and I reckon the Janelle Monae/Kimbra show at The Plenary in Melbourne next month would also be pretty awesome to go and see.  Both name Prince as one of their all time inspirations and I don't think you can get much cooler than that.
Image via Record Store Day Australia Facebook page
Speaking of music, it's Record Store Day this Easter Saturday 19 April and if you're partial to vinyl, please go along and support your local record store.  Mr Rosanna and I are friends with Marsden Williams at Muscle Shoals Records from our old stomping ground in East Brunswick and it was fantastic to see Basement Discs in the city celebrate its 20 year anniversary the other week.

The weather's starting to cool and I'll be back tomorrow with some homewares inspiration for winter.

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