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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Jam Out! With Her Tribal Roots


Dance Interdisciplinary Music Performance Singing
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Trout Lake (John Hendry Park)

3300 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4

Vancouver, BC

Directions: Our event will take place near Trout Lake Beach between the Concession Stand and the Covered Area. If you have any trouble finding the location please feel free to e-mail Alyssa Amarshi : [email protected].



Offered in English.


Join us - Alyssa Amarshi and Her Tribal Roots to reimagine how we express, create, and interact with one another, rooted in collaboration through song and dance. At the beginning of this workshop, we (Her Tribal Roots) will share an excerpt of our interdisciplinary piece “Living With,” which explores the (inter)connections of self and other, largely informed by our relationship to the Earth. Participants will then be invited to join us in our creative process of dancing, singing, and drumming. We will facilitate movement, vocal, and percussive games/ exercises to unlock participant's creativity and expression through mutualism and collaboration. The workshop will end with a soul-nourishing, communal dance and music jam.

This is an all ages event. No experience is necessary. We can't wait to vibe with you!

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NOTE! We want our event to be accessible to all and as safe as possible. Please let us know if you have any safety concerns or accessibility needs and we will do our best to arrange and support: [email protected]

This event is limited to 35 people. You can pre-register by e-mailing [email protected] OR by signing up at the event!

With love, gratitude and excitement,

Her Tribal Roots



Her Tribal Roots

Her Tribal Roots is a is a collective of emotive and compassionate interdisciplinary artists. At its ‘root’ or foundation, the collective creates from an inquisitive place: “How can empathy and emotional awareness of ourselves and others inform our artistry?” “How can we make our artistic practice and production more accessible and inclusive?” “How can we better nourish our fellow artists, audiences, and the land on which we reside?” “How can we be mindful and respectful in how we include both the cultures and people from which we draw inspiration?” Together, they have created a harmonious balance of practice and shared vision. Their creativity breathes in the contribution of vocal arrangements; the offering of Afro-Latin and Dancehall fusion movement; the soulful intertwining of Afro-contemporary, street dance, and poetry; the playful addition of clowning; the deep love for the rhythms, movements, and expression rooted in the history of the African Diaspora; and the ability to effortlessly facilitate and play with many types of intermodal connection. Some of their credits include dancing, choreographing, and creative directing for performances curated by Vines Festival, Nelson Mural Festival, Shooting Galley Series, the Surrey Art Gallery, and Museum of Anthropology; for Vancouver’s underground cypher staple: “Stew Jams”; for the summer AfroMad Festival; for international Afrobeats artist, Nanya; opening for world famous AfroB and BurnaBoy; sitting on panels for the Reach Gallery and the City of Vancouver; and continually cultivating community through free workshops and interdisciplinary art sessions at the Dusty Flowerpot. Through dance, expression, and radical kindness, Her Tribal Roots strives to pay homage to the cultures and people who have influenced their artistic journeys and to foster connection between communities and with the natural world.


This event is part of a hub:

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