Druis is our storyteller, griot

She lives in Troy, New York with her daughter Bolade.

   Bolade and Druis' daughter Citalala are both

 members of Wemba. 

Druis is an artist, educator, writer, musician, activist, and

 humanistic facilitator whose background and program

 offerings are extensive. 

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Druis marching at the Rosendale street festival with

 Nyasa, Martita and Carlos


Druis knows that the creative force is within every person,

 and art can teach in a variety of ways. 

As a humanistic facilitator, Druis utilizes her expertise in

 group dynamics, cultural diversity, education, and

 training, to promote creative approaches

 to living and working. 

She conducts workshops in mythology,

 multiculturalism, and personal development. 

Druis co-founded and was a performing member of

 the New African Music Collective

She is also a founding member of the 

Sisters of Color Writing Collective

a non-profit writing and performance art

 organization with chapters in New York, 

Detroit and Florida.

Druis has studied African and Afro-Haitian dance

 with the National Dance Company of Ghana

Pearl Reynolds and Charles Moore

and dance language with Dr. Pearl Primus


She has also studied African percussion with

 Adenola Knowles, Yacub Addy

and Kahinde Donaldson;  and acting 

with Roscoe Orman and Ed Bullins.


If you are interested in having a storyteller come to your

 school or organization, or would like further information

 about workshops Druis offers, contact her at:



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