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DanceAfrica Festival 2017

 
 
May 26—May 29, 2017
 

Dance
Music
Film
Visual Art
Bazaar
Workshops

 
 
 
 
 
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Forty years after its inauguration under the artistic direction of Chuck Davis, the nation’s largest festival of African dance returns for a special anniversary celebration, bringing together performance, art, film, community events, dance workshops, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica bazaar. This year’s main event, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam, pays tribute to the music and movement of Guinea, featuring two powerful ensembles that represent the diverse cultures of the African diaspora and the transformative power of movement.


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PAST EVENTS
DanceAfrica 2017
Dance
DanceAfrica 2017
 

This year’s 40th anniversary celebration pays tribute to the music and movement traditions of Guinea.

May 26—May 29, 2017
 
 
Dance Africa Tibute To Ancestors
Neighborhood
Tribute to the Ancestors
 

DanceAfrica’s tribute to those who have passed on featuring music, drumming, and dance.

Sat, May 20, 2017
 
 
Free
Community Day
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
 

This year’s festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the visiting company, Ballet Merveilles de Guinee.

Sat, May 20, 2017
 
 
Free
Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
Visual Art
Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
 

A new work by Guinean painter and illustrator Maeva Kounta.

May 22—Jun 30, 2017
 
 
Free
DanceAfrica 2017
Galas & Events
Working Dress Rehearsal: DanceAfrica
 

BAM members Level 3 and above are invited.

Thu, May 25, 2017
Members Only
 
 
Le Balon d'or
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
 

Featuring the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond.

May 26—May 29, 2017
 
 
Dance Africa 2017, Bazaar
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
 

More than 150 vendors converge at BAM offering African and Caribbean food, crafts, and fashion.

May 27—May 29, 2017
Rain or Shine!
 
 
Free
Dance Africa Family Dance Workshop
Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
 

Caregivers and children alike get immersed the movement and music of Guinea.

Mon, May 29, 2017
 
 
Dance Africa 2017 Masterclass
Classes
DanceAfrica Master Class
 

Dancers learn the fundamentals of Guinean movement styles in this immersive workshop.

Mon, May 29, 2017
 
 
Santana Redux w/ The BRC Orchestra
Music
Santana Redux w/ The BRC Orchestra
 

The all-stars of Black Rock Coalition honor legend Carlos Santana for Cinco De Mayo.

Fri, May 5, 2017
 
 
Free
Rabasi Joss
Music
Rabasi Joss with Soul Inscribed
 

The beloved funk band returns to BAM with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Rabasi Joss.

Fri, May 19, 2017
 
 
Free