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DanceAfrica 2013

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May 17—May 27, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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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.


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PAST EVENTS
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DanceAfrica 2013 Opening Celebration
 

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK kicks off DanceAfrica 2013.

Sun, May 19, 2013
 
 
Dance
DanceAfrica 2013 Performances
 

The nation’s largest African dance festival welcomes Umkhathi Theatre Works from Zimbabwe.

May 24—May 27, 2013
 
 
Music
Grand Baton
 

Grand Baton melds the gwo ka drum rhythms of its native Guadeloupe with prog-rock.

Fri, May 17, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Earthman Experience
 

Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat meets tribal house jams in this nine-piece funk ensemble.

Sat, May 18, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Abdou Mboup and Waakaw
 

Kora virtuoso Abdou Mboup marries jazz and traditional Senegalese dance music.

Fri, May 24, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Late Night Dance Party w/ Ralph McDaniels & the Video Music Box
 

Pioneering hip-hop tastemaker Ralph McDaniels takes over the turntables at BAMcafé.

Sat, May 25, 2013
 
 
Free
Film Series
FilmAfrica
 

Discover the best new African films in this cinematic companion to DanceAfrica.

May 24—May 27, 2013
 
 
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica Pre-Opening Celebration
 

Celebrate the 17th year of the BAM/Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation partnership.

Sat, May 18, 2013
 
 
Free
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2013 Bazaar
 

Over 300 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM.

May 25—May 27, 2013
Rain or shine!
 
 
Free
Neighborhood
Tribute to the Ancestors
 

DanceAfrica pays tribute to those who have passed on to the ancestral grounds.

Sat, May 18, 2013
 
 
Free
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BAM Scripps Scholarship Award Ceremony
 

BAM awards two- and four-year scholarships to support select students.

Sun, May 19, 2013
 
 
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African Dance Workshops
 

Dancers from the DanceAfrica 2013 lead two workshops on dance and music.

Mon, May 27, 2013