THE FADARA GROUP LLC houses the work of artist, lecturer, and spiritual health counselor Oloye (Chief) Ayanda Ifadara Clarke (also known as Chief Ayanda). The business organization has three branches…
A second-generation master percussionist, Oloye (Chief) Ayanda Ifadara Clarke creates contemporary music that is steeped in African traditions from throughout the Diaspora. When he is not touring and performing on some of the world’s most distinguished stages, and not in the studio producing new work, Chief Ayanda supports established musicians and mentors the next generation of percussionists. He was also a featured artist and percussionist on the title track, The Offense of the Drum by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, which won the 2014 GRAMMY® for Best Latin Jazz Album.
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THE FADARA GROUP presents and produces academic lectures, cultural arts events, musical performances, and personal development seminars for a wide range of audiences. Through an African lens that has a global and multi-cultural scope, all activities at THE FADARA GROUP reflect two core beliefs: (1) Traditional African philosophies have relevancy and value in today’s modern world, and (2) From our ancestors in the Diaspora, we have inherited a propensity for excellence and mastery in every endeavor. A commitment to excellence is as much a part of what we do as the events and performances we produce.
Chief Ayanda Ifadara Clarke (respectfully known as Chief Ayanda) is a spiritual health counselor who, for nearly 15 years, has helped hundreds of clients who have sought deeper, more meaningful insights into their personal lives. He is trained in helping individuals become more empowered and helps them develop a methodology for maintaining their own spiritual balance. The solutions that he pinpoints are all based in traditional African spiritual practices that have proven effective for hundreds of years. His approach to healing and total wellness is guided by divine wisdom and is focused on helping one develop his or her character to the highest degree. Adults, children, adolescents, siblings, and intimate partners from all walks of life are welcome.
»» Contact Chief Ayanda privately via email@example.com or by calling 833.4FADARA (833.432.3272), ext. 1.
SPECIAL EVENTS and PUBLIC PROGRAMS
2020 Select Events
»» February 01: For Black History Month, Apple welcomes Chief Ayanda Clarke for a Today At Apple Music Lab session. Come out to the flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue in NYC for his special talk and learn how to create Afrobeats with GarageBand! Pics and videos will be posted on IG + FB + Twitter.
»» [POSTPONED] April 28: Chief Ayanda Clarke will be a featured speaker at the History After Dark series at the New-York Historical Society (curated and produced by AKILA WORKSONGS).
Select 2019 Events
»» December 15: Chief Ayanda gave opening remarks and prayers at Wellness Tea Therapy’s Grand Opening. See coverage on News 12 Brooklyn HERE.
»» August 3: Chief Ayanda and guests spoke at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays. Topic: Yoruba Culture x Pop Culture. Click HERE.
»» July 4 – 7: Chief Ayanda returned to the Int’l African Arts Festival. The community came out to “Meet The Chief” at THE FADARA GROUP Tent. Check the pics and videos on Instagram + Facebook + Twitter.
»» May 4: THE FADARA GROUP presented “True To Our Native Land featuring Chief Ayanda Clarke and Friends” at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays. In case you missed it, enjoy here on Instagram + Facebook + Twitter.
Learn more about True To Our Native Land, here: www.TrueToOurNativeLand.com