Dance Lessons: Auntie Enamored by Nephew, Nephew Enamored by his own Moves

Auntie enamored by a favorite nephew as he shows fancy dance steps.  He is equally enamored by his own moves and ability to dance.

Fun time was had by all watching and enjoying a relative’s retirement party.

Woman and your boy dancing at party  Lonnie Dawkins Photography

Enamored

Dance and party like a good family should

Cousins Mike and Janie had the opportunity to dance and enjoy each others’ company at a family event.  One lives up north and the other in the south.  Many times family only has the chance to get together at funerals or sad occasions.  This was at Janie’s brother’s retirement party and a good time was had by all.

I hope your family is dancing!

cousins dancing at party

Lonnie Dawkins Photography

What the world needs now is more drums. The Meridian Hill Park Drum Circle in Washington, DC.

I visited Malcolm X Park also known as Meridian Hill Park in Washington, DC for the first time in years on Sunday August 30, 2015..  I was looking for a place to take picture.   Now I know what the world needs.  It needs more drums.

Washington, DC is suffering from crime wave with the murder rate way out of hand but there is something wonderful going on within its limits.

On weather friendly Sunday afternoons as I discovered there is a Drum Circle representing people from all over the world that has been gathering for about 50 years in the park.  It is open to anyone who has something to strike on and willing to get on the beat.

There were fat drummers, skinny drummers,  old drummers, young drummers, men and women, rich and poor representing the colors of the rainbow.  The music made you move.  It was also playing background to yoga, picnics, sports and other activities taking place in the park.

People were dancing with not a care in the world.  For about 4 hours it was nothing but peace and love.

Maybe the world would be a better place if there were more drums.

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Remembering Chuck Brown: Fans packed Washington Convention Center to show love and respect

By Lonnie Dawkins

A large and diverse group of fans gathered to show love and respect for the Godfather of GoGo, Chuck Brown.  Services took place on May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center.  It was a remarkable occasion.

Chuck Brown sign at DC convention center

Sign hanging in Washington Convention Center during Chuck Brown funeral.

Light shining after Chuck Brown funeral

Light shining on mourners gathered at front of room after Chuck Brown funeral.

funeral program and fans after Chuck Brown Funeral

Fans collecting program and souvenirs after funeral for Chuck Brown at the Washington Convention Center.

Dressed fashionably in pink with fan

One of the many Chuck Brown fans. Fans came in all sorts of attire but this one stood out in her fabulous pink outfit.

Lonnie Dawkins is a Maryland based portrait photographer