Le Centre CIAMO donne gratuitement des cours artistiques aux écoliers de Ouidah et d’ailleurs. Cours de Guitare, de Batterie, de Piano, de Danse, de peinture, de Dessin, de Photographie etc….
(Voyez la version en francais en bas.) CIAMO needs your help! Two school-years have passed, and our supplies are dwindling. Your summer months will likely conclude with the purchase of school supplies for your children and grandchildren. Think about helping … Read More
On February 7th, 2012 the French Ambassador to Benin, Jean-Paul Monchau, made his first official visit to our center. He was accompanied by a delegation of French diplomats including Patrice Leroy, special counsel on culture, and Remy Secret, head of … Read More
CIAMO students represented well at the International Voodoo Festival held in Ouidah on January 10th. Led by instructors Sim and Romain, a group of festively costumed CIAMO children performed traditional dancing before a crowd of hundreds of people at the Point … Read More
Students at Sogbadji Elementary School performed this week in a pre-holiday concert highlighting their progress in courses at CIAMO. They impressed teachers, parents, and classmates with their new skills in percussion, traditional and contemporary dance, and trumpet. CIAMO continues to … Read More
This weekend, CIAMO students were featured at the annual Afro-Brazilian mask festival Kaleta, held in Ouidah and organized by cultural promoter and CIAMO administrator Wilfrid Houndje. The Kaleta festival is an event that draws from the masked carnival dances performed … Read More
This past weekend saw our first women’s group project here at CIAMO. We partnered with a NGO Impact by inviting mothers and their daughters here for a Saturday morning workshop to make books together. Eight mother/daughters teams (and even a … Read More
This weekend CIAMO hosted a Minicamp for students of two area elementary schools. This exciting event coincided with the visit of CIAMO founder Sarah DuPont and artist-in-residence Leni Stern. Leni offered music workshops in collaboration with percussionist Paul Abikoye and … Read More