So, the Dance and Drum Summer Intensive hosted by Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyatais almost over. It continues to be an amazing experience, as we explore the physical rhythms of Ghana with Zelma Badu-Younge, the Congo with artistic director of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Zab Maboungou, and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa with yours truly BaKari Ifasegun Lindsay. We all come from divergent paths but all connected by the rhythms of the continent. This is one of the most exhilarating experiences in my teaching career. To be in a space that celebrates tradition while pushing forward is truly a blessing. Thank you Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, for the invitation and making me feel welcome on my first visit to Montreal... yes my first visit to Montreal, certainly not the last, great city.

© BaKari Ifasegun Lindsay 2013