On behalf of everyone here at West African Cultural Arts Institute wanted to reach out and let you know how the recent outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent recommendations for social distancing will be affecting our non-profit organization. First of all, we want to convey that we understand how difficult it is to be faced with so many uncertainties on top of the threat of or actual loss of income and employment. We truly hope that you and your families will be able to weather this storm with as much grace as possible and that you stay healthy and positive!

On another note, WACAI will be offering private lessons in drumming and dancing for adults and kids on-line. If you or anyone you know may be interested in keeping yourself or your kids who are at home right now active and engaged, please contact [email protected] or call Andrea @ 541.731.1278 to set this up. We will be using Zoom, the premiere virtual, interactive live stream class platform with payments made to Venmo: WestAfrican-CulturalArts or PayPal: [email protected].

Additionally, we will be offering our All-Levels African Drum 5 Week Course through Zoom. This class will be Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5 from 5:45-7:15 pm.

We understand that the developments of the Corona virus are in flux so we are closely following the recommendations of health officials and local leaders and will adapt accordingly. In other words, if we receive notice that things are returning to normal before the class begins (which isn’t likely at this time) or before it ends, then we can switch from the on-line format to the regular in person class format. 

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