The SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa is dedicated to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company derived its repertoire from a variety of both traditional and contemporary cultures with creativity. We are an artist-founded association driven by a passion for bringing innovative dances and world music to our audiences. In addition to collaborating with artists and presenters of all kinds, we are committed to building new audiences via performances.
The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. Created by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.
Join us for a week long workshop for kids and adults. April 15th Meet and Greet April 17th Drumming April 18th – Dancing 6pm Kids 7pm Adults April 19th will be a performance of the Saakumu troupe along with the workshop participants. I
Are you tired of high monthly premiums, high deductibles, and arguing each bill with your private insurance company? Have you or someone you know had to delay seeing a doctor or declare bankruptcy because of health care costs? Do you just want to understand how a publicly funded, expanded and improved Medicare-for-All system would work?
Then please join us for an educational forum on the economics, politics, and prospects for the New York Health Act, legislation pending in the New York State legislature which would create a universal single payer health plan – New York Health – to provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers. – Learn how we can cover health care costs for all residents of New York without copays or deductibles. – Hear about what the New York Health Act will mean from the perspectives of public policy and health justice advocates, patients, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, business owners, employees, and taxpayers. – Learn how the New York Health Act could benefit you and your community. – Also hear about the experiences of Canadians with their own publicly funded Medicare for everyone system that has existed for over 50 years. – Share your own stories about challenges or obstacles you’ve faced in our current healthcare system and learn how the New York Health Act could be the solution. – Ask questions.
New York Health Act Forum Monday, April 15th 7pm Orchard Park Municipal Building – Courtroom 4295 S. Buffalo St, Orchard Park, NY 14127 (160 person seating capacity)
Healthcare costs continue to rise while too many of us remain uninsured or underinsured, or are trapped in restrictive & confusing networks, preventing us from accessing the care we need. Navigating the private health insurance market is confusing and expensive. Even if you have insurance, getting them to cover healthcare expenses can be a tedious maze of referrals, payment denials, appeals, and surprise bills. Our system isn’t working. The US spends more on healthcare and receives worse health outcomes compared to other countries who provide universal coverage.
New York State has the chance to lead the nation in creating a system that guarantees healthcare for everyone. The New York Health Act would guarantee healthcare for every New York resident regardless of income, wealth, health, employment or other statuses. It is comprehensive healthcare, including dental, vision, hearing, mental health and more, and saves us money too!
Join the Western New York Working Families Party for an open forum with Senator Tim Kennedy, in which we will discuss the issues of Public Education, Public Transportation, and more. Bring your questions and your voice. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!
7:00PM Doors | $20 adv | 16+ with ID (under 16 with adult)
Wednesday, April 17th After Dark Presents Official: The Movielife Playing “Forty Hour Train Back To Penn” and “The Movielife Has A Gambling Problem” in their entirety. with special guest Travis Shettel of PIEBALD
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