Aug 252017

Femi performs at Key West International Remberance Day 2016.

by Arida Wright…….

Marilyn Kay Femi Manners, a/k/a “Femi” returns to Key West bringing her unique style of teaching traditional West African dance at the Coffee Mill. She is well known here being featured at Mallory Square Sunset performances, Coffee Butler and the Key West Junkanoos, dancer for cruise ships arrival on city dock, Fantasy Fest parade, Caribbean Queen Junkanoos weddings, Conch Republic Kickoff parades, parties and memorials.

Last year I was so impressed when she taught a traditional African head wrapping class and hosted a Pre-Kwanzaa celebration at Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Both events were just fabulous because Femi is an ‘over the top’ teacher and goes above and beyond to give her audiences an authentic and enlightened experience.

I have also been a student of hers and her manner of professionalism teaching African dance is exhilarating because she always has a live drummer.

The first class will start at the Coffee Mill, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 605A Simonton Street, Key West (between Angela and Southard). Youth class starts at 1pm and Adult class starts at 2pm. Call 305-296-9982 before attending.





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Arida Wright
Arida Wright, President of Powerlines Healing by the Sea Ministries lives her philosophy of self-empowerment, which for her is a lifelong mission of spirituality. She is a Minister of Metaphysics and a Traditional Reiki Master. Arida is a columnist with Key West The Newspaper (The Blue Paper). Her work has also been published in the Key West Citizen. An example of Arida’s poetry will be featured in Key West Laureate, Flower Conroy’s, upcoming anthology entitled Poets in the Garden, published through a grant by the Anne McKee Fund. Arida began writing poetry in the sixth grade and became involved with the Key West Poetry Guild by reading an original piece at their Celebration of Black History Poets program. She is also a professional event planner and loves to host parties for people.
 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Arida Wright, Bahama Village, Issue #233  Add comments

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