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Created by Chuck Davis in 1977, DanceAfrica—the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance—brings together dance, music, film, and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora.
Read more about the history of DanceAfrica.
Grammy-winning vocal ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK kicks off DanceAfrica 2013.
The nation’s largest African dance festival welcomes Umkhathi Theatre Works from Zimbabwe.
Grand Baton melds the gwo ka drum rhythms of its native Guadeloupe with prog-rock.
Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat meets tribal house jams in this nine-piece funk ensemble.
Kora virtuoso Abdou Mboup marries jazz and traditional Senegalese dance music.
Pioneering hip-hop tastemaker Ralph McDaniels takes over the turntables at BAMcafé.
Discover the best new African films in this cinematic companion to DanceAfrica.
Celebrate the 17th year of the BAM/Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation partnership.
Over 300 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM.
DanceAfrica pays tribute to those who have passed on to the ancestral grounds.
BAM awards two- and four-year scholarships to support select students.
Dancers from the DanceAfrica 2013 lead two workshops on dance and music.