World Cultures Dance and Arts Festival
Sat May 29th & Sun May 30th ONLINE

International Guest Instructor – Moesha Kay

Born and raised in the slums of Majengo, and at the age of thirteen years old, Moesha Kibibi Tijari  was chased home by her relatives because of wanting to dance.  After her parents passed away she started sleeping outside like a street girl.   She wanted to go to school so she started selling groundnuts in Gikomba market in order to get money to go to school.   Sleeping outside was not safe so she decided to move into a house of five hundred shillings a month as it was getting risky outside. She also decided to let ten girls move in with her who also needed safety – some were HIV positive, others were young mothers and some orphans.  She had to work extra hard on her dance talent just to get money to go to school and to also help some of the girls she took in to go to school. 

Moesha now dances (and is the only female) of the widely renowned FBI Dance Crew from Kenya and she has won many international dance awards, also teaching every walk of life from school children to politicians to celebrities.  It has been a very challenging journey and now Moesha is mentoring 3000 girls and 500 boys in Kenya, helping them get into school and reminding them of their dreams – a good deal of Moesha’s high profile dance income goes towards financially supporting her organization DIVAS Initiative as well.   She will be conducting two fantastic introductory Afro Dance workshops for both children and adults for Shakefest 2021 as well as an amazing performance in the Shakefest Virtual Hafla. 

Watch some of Moesha’s exciting dance videos on TikTok and YouTube

Moesha is doing some fantastic and essential work at the DIVAS Initiative Organization in Kenya.   Please click HERE to learn more and HERE to help support this great cause.                    

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Moesha Kay’s Workshops at Shakefest

AFRO POP DANCE

AfroPop is a combination movement of two styles AFRICAN and POP.  It’s a fun and energetic dance where by it involves a lot of nice movements with a lot of great vibes…it is categorized in different movement …  both workshops take place via Zoom. 

Saturday, 29th of May 2021 | 1pm Introduction to AfroPop for Kids! Ages 5-12

For our young ones and youth, as with the basic moves, I focus more about VIBES, ENERGY and most important to spice it up with a lot of fun.  Sometimes I forget about the time because the kids get very excited and we end up prolonging the time! 

FUN TIKTOK DEMO HERE

***This workshop will take place on Zoom and is €3 per child.  1 Child per screen please.  Please register on Brown Paper Tickets and ensure you have Zoom installed.  Spaces limited to 10 so book well in advance to avoid disappointment. If there is more demand, Moesha may consider conducting an additional workshop. 

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any queries please contact info@shakefest.net

 

 

 

Sunday, 30th of May 2021 | 3pm Introduction to AfroPop for Adults

For some years now I have been teaching Afropop to all ages even people who are going through weight and health issue problems.   I also incorporate the fundamentals of Traditional African Dance at the beginning so people know how it began and how it evolved to AfroPop and even Afro Hip Hop. For a Zoom I’ll instruct simple routines for 45 minutes and then 15 minutes for any questions or showing of demo routines.  

FUN TIKTOK DEMO HERE

***This workshop will take place on Zoom and is €7 per adult. 1 Person per screen please. Please register at Brown Paper Tickets and ensure you have Zoom installed. Spaces limited to 10 so book well in advance to avoid disappointment. If there is more demand, Moesha may consider conducting an additional workshop. No previous dance experience necessary, it is for anyone to try.

Book Here on:

 

any queries please contact info@shakefest.net

 

 

 


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