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 this email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 833.4FADARA (833.432.3272), option 1.
SELECT PAST EVENTS 2017-2018
»» July 14, 2018: Ifa Festival. Annual Celebration for Ile Ogbe Sooto Ifa Temple of Brooklyn. 2pm. Prospect Park. Inquiries are directed to 833.4FADARA.
»» July 1, 2018: The 47th Annual International African Arts Festival welcomes Chief Baba Neil Clarke’s MongoJazz Project (featuring Chief Ayanda Clarke). Brooklyn, NY. Program starts at 6:45pm.
»» June 30 – July 4, 2018: #TrueToOurNativeLand and #MyAfricaSoLit Presents at 47th Annual International African Arts Festival. Brooklyn, NY.
»» June 3, 2018: Isese Festival NYC. Brooklyn! 11am | Free. Meet at Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation. For Directions: www.AsaseYaaEnt.org
»» May 20, 2017: Performance. Pinkster Festival. Djembes and Dance led by Chief Baba Neil Clarke. Sleepy Hollow, NY | www.hudsonvalley.org
»» October 2, 2017: Lecture + Workshop. Princeton University. Traditional and Contemporary West African Music and Dance. Princeton, NJ.
»» September 28, 2017: Lecture + Workshop. Hofstra University. West African Music and Dance. Hempstead, NY
» August 6, 2017: Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebration featuring Chief Ayanda Clarke of THE FADARA GROUP. NYC. 7:30pm | Free. #LCOutOfDoors website HERE.