African drumming, poetry at Oakland Black History Month Celebration

The Tabia African American Ensemble brought the pulsating rhythms of West African drums along with song and poetry to Laney College Weds. Feb. 16 for Black History Month.

Tabia is a Swahili word that means "talented." Tabia was founded in 1985 and promotes African American culture through historical figures, drumming, poetry, song and storytelling.

Adaku Davis performed poetry as a personified African continent while Arlene Sagun plays drums.

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