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The re-branding of BBM, and the all-new Landaya Ensemble
For those of you who have been following the activities of the Black Bear Moon project over any part of the last decade or so, will see some fairly big changes these days. Namely, the performance group that has been the public face of the project for near a decade is being re-branded. The chain of events, conversations, and decisions that have led to settling on the new name are long indeed!
Suffice it to say here that we are extremely excited about the change to Landaya. The group is as alive and well as ever, and looking forward positively to what’s next.
From our latest newsletter:
…as a sign of our continued commitment to learning from and preserving the music and culture of the Mande peoples of West Africa, the BBM performance troupe is changing its name to “Landaya Ensemble”. Landaya (pronounced lahn-die-ah) is a Malinke word that means ‘confidence’, and to us, the name reminds us that we must each follow our own paths and dreams, confidently.
More info at the new Landaya website: landaya.com