I am an Afro-rythm'
dance teacher in Evreux and
Vernon in Normandy (France).
I wish to communicate with webcrawlers of the whole world who
are interested in dance and in afro-rythm'.
I was born in Riviere Pilote in Martinique. A former dancer
and musician of the James Diarra African dance group, I tried
to find my roots again. My dancing technic, afro-rythm', is
an interbreeding between african dance, and afro-jazz.
Through re-examing my African ancestory and traditions I have
developed Afro-rythm' dance and music. I strive for a synthesis
of simplicity of movement, gestures, fluidity of rhythm and
an exploration of these as a form of personal freedom.
I am a member of the Dance Forum of Evreux, and an active member
of the young departemental committee of theEure, that organized
in 1995 the National Meeting of the French Dance Federation.
With a small group of musicians and composers, we are now working
on an Afro-rythm' CD.
We have memorized many rhythmes in order to choose eight titles
for the forthcoming CD.
With synthesizers and African instruments : Djembe, Balafon,
Percuton, Sabar, Congas, we create a musical style, something
between techno, jungle, house music, and African music.
We are looking for financial support for these projects.
If you wish to follow one of my afro-rythm' classes in Evreux
or Vernon leave a message.
Afro-rythm' is a registered mark (I.N.P.I. 19/12/1995) for
the following services : teaching, education, dance and music
Afro-rythm' music and dance stem from a melding of various
influences. They spring from their roots in Africa, Europe and
America. These origins give Afro-rythm' music a traditional
depth with the sounds of today.
The base of the Afro-rythm' technic was born in Normandy in
Its creator founder : Louis-Félix BASILE.
Putting together all his artistic experience and what he could
observe from the evolution of dance, (the Hip-Hop movement,
"Funk-rap", the Caribbean culture, and his African
roots) he combined these various influences into a patchwork,
hence the term, Afro-rythm'.
Afro-rythm' dance is a synthesis of african dances and modern-jazz
with new choregraphic forms, and a new language together with
a contemporary music.
It is based on the knowledge of one's body. Its goals are gestual
harmony and the discovery of the relationships of music, dance,
physical wellbeing and relaxation.
Afro-rythm' dance is a kind of personal expression of freedom,
through simplicity of movement.
It is a popular dance with artistic and cultural implications.
Afro-rythm' dance classes
It is a term invented by Mr. Louis Félix BASILE, alias
Steve Kaaba Bemba, former musician dancer of the James DIARRA
Afro-rythm' music is a fusion of rhythmes, a western afro-american
It can take its place in the hip-hop, a creative branch of
this cultural movement. It can be given a more traditional color
with drums. It is music of the present which will find its place
in the modern world.
Classes of afro-rythm' music
Ladislas Production Organization
The aim of the organization is to spread the techniques of afro-rythm'
dance and music on a European scale by offering classes in African
drumming, singing and through educating future teachers of these
It has at its disposal :
- a drum studio
- a computer under Windows
- a sound engineer
- authors composers
Drum studio :
Development and synthesis of sounds to obtain a harmonious and
supple hands and wrists
rhythmic expression. The pupil learns how to integrate and appropriate
what he plays.
Afro-brasilians, afro-caribbean, afro-contemporary, Raga, Reagae,
If you wish to take part to one of these drum workshops, please
leave a message.
Classes of afro-rythm' dance
Ladislas Production offers classes of afro-rythm' dance. If
you wish to take one of these classes in Vernon or Evreux, please
leave a message.
Dimensions of dance :
rhythmic and physical awareness
Communication through dance
Sessions for Afro-rythm' dance instructors. Applicants should
have at least ten years of experience in jazz, Afro-jazz, or
African traditional dance.