Alafia

Alafia

Once upon a time, in a former life, we guess that Sondra Singer and Helen Trencher lived in an African village. They were drummers and storytellers and very good friends. In this lifetime, Sondra and Helen became performing partners in 1999 while playing with the African drum troupe, Oyoyo. They both realized an affinity for culturally-based rhythms, stories, and songs and struck out on their own under the moniker of Alafia (which means peace). Much of their current programming centers around the themes of peace, building bridges, African and Middle Eastern culture, and actively engaging their audiences — which have ranged in age from 2 to 92! This dynamic duo have shared their talents at the Arapahoe Library District’s Storytelling Extravaganza, at the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Conference, The Winter Festival of Stories, and numerous other venues across the Front Range of Colorado. If you are attending a festival, look for our names, as well as Alafia ...and hopefully you’ll find the two of us, singing, dancing, rhythm-making and storytelling — just remember, we’ve done this for lifetimes!

Helen, too, has a website for the many things she does without me, as well as Alafia.  Go to www.helentrencher.com for more information.

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