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On September 17 at 1:00 p.m., Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is bringing “The Forbidden Bush –The Ancestors Still Teach” to Defremery Park in Oakland. The afternoon will include a free drum class at 1:15; free dance class (incorporating movements from “The Forbidden Bush”) at 2:30; and performance of an excerpt from “The Forbidden Bush” at 4:20. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and those interested in the drum class should bring drums as a limited number will be available. “The Forbidden Bush” is being developed through a collaboration between Liberian artist Nimely Napla and Diamana Coura West African Dance. The completed work will premiere in November 2016.