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DanceAfrica Virtual Bazaar

 

May 14—Jul 7

 

Part of DanceAfrica 2020

This year’s DanceAfrica Bazaar goes digital, an online marketplace spotlighting select small local businesses! These vendors have been an integral part of DanceAfrica through the years and all contribute to the vital presence of African, Carribean, and African-American culture in Brooklyn. All proceeds go directly to these businesses—providing critical support to independent artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs.

 

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Adriennes Alley
 
Adrienne’s Ally

Women’s clothing made with fine craftsmanship and eye-catching styles. Featuring a number of African-inspired fabrics, Adrienne’ Ally meticulously selects clothes with a wide range of prints and colors, in styles that easily adapt to casual, everyday life.

Get free shipping on orders over $100.



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Ashanti
 
Ashanti Fields Collection

This family business specializes in clothing, handcrafted jewelry, and accessories for men and women of all sizes. Ashanti Fields products are authentic, unique, and original, made with fabrics and findings imported from Africa and the African diaspora.



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Askia Printing
 
Askia Printing

A wide range of t-shirts with inspirational messages, with an emphasis on faith and Black power.



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 Black Stock 60
 
Black Stock 60

Since 1994, this Black-owned business has championed its Black heritage series of Afrocentric apparel, gifts, calendars, and other products that uplift and inspire.

To order, please send a direct message via Instagram or to blackowned64@icloud.com.



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Cathys Designs
 
Cathy’s Designs

A custom-designed line of contemporary, one-of-a-kind Afrocentric garments. Each fabric design is individually created, ensuring that all pieces are unique. Custom orders are also available!



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Gracefullydone
 
Gracefully Done Statements in Fashion

Handmade clothing and accessories for women made using natural fabric and recycled materials and elements. These contemporary fashion-forward designs are adaptable to most age groups and sizes.

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Hisinspirationwrapskirta
 
His Inspiration Wrap Skirts

Custom-sewn and ready-to-wear skirts, dresses, and blouses made from an extensive source of textiles, including denim, cotton-stretch, silk, taffeta, and Ghanian wax prints.



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N’Ketiah Fabrics
 
N’Ketiah Fabrics and Clothing

N’ketiah’s African-inspired garments, fabrics, and accessories are individually hand -dyed, hand-painted, or screen printed. Pieces are made using eco-friendly dyes and indigenous techniques from N’ketiah’s native Ghana.

To order, please send an email or direct message on social media. Get a 10% discount when you mention BAM.



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 Nubianstylez
 
Nubian Stylez

T-shirts, clothing, and accessories featuring an array of positive images and messages, with a special emphasis on African-American history and culture. Nubian Stylez has been designing products since 1995, sometimes in collaboration with students and often incorporating recycled materials.

To order, please send a direct message on Instagram. Free shipping.



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Peppeh Dem Gang
 
Peppeh Dem Gang

These t-shirts and accessories reflect the amazing style of young Africans at home and abroad. PeppehDemGang knows the stereotypes Africans encounter every day, and this brand is designed to dispel them. Strut through the world asserting your cultural confidence and pride—your style will surely Peppeh Dem!

DanceAfrica customers get a free PDGang button with every purchase.



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Unitees
 
UniTees

A collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade tie-dye pieces for men and women, as well as t-shirts featuring positive, Afrocentric messages.

Free shipping on orders over $50.



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WOWWOW
 
WOWWOW By WUNMI

A handcrafted clothing line designed and produced by Ibiwunmi Olaiya, with the support of textile artisans and tailors in West Africa. Items are made primarily with 100% cotton brocade, cotton jersey, and silk, using wax, or adire batik, as the relief medium.

Join the mailing list at wowwow.wunmi.com to receive an exclusive discount code for use during Memorial Day weekend.



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Yara Fabrics
 
Yara African Fabrics

Under the proud ownership of Mali-born, Harlem-based entrepreneur Moctar Yara, this shop specializes in a beautiful assortment of textiles featuring rich African patterns and vibrant colors, including woven mud cloth, wax print, batik, tie-dye, and brocade fabrics.



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JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
2 Lite Creations
 
2 Lite Creations

These handcrafted earrings can be big and bold or small and delicate, but they are always lightweight and beautiful. Since 2009, the sibling team behind 2 Lite Creations has been designing unique earrings from aluminum and leather—usually available in small, medium, and large sizes—to satisfy a range of styles.

Get a free pair of earrings of 2 Lite Creations’ choice for every order when you mention DanceAfrica.



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Ayidas
 
Ayidas Nature Secrets

This family-run business began 12 years ago with a mother’s efforts to develop a natural, healing hair product for her daughter. Today, Ayida’s Nature Secrets is sold throughout Brooklyn, offering a natural way to maintain beautiful and healthy hair and skin. Products do not contain any alcohol, animal products, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, or unnatural preservatives, and come in dark amber bottles that protect the ingredients from the damaging effects of light.



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Antoinette Aurora
 
Antoinette and Aurora

T-shirts, clothing, and accessories featuring an array of positive images and messages, with a special emphasis on African-American history and culture. Nubian Stylez has been designing products since 1995, sometimes in collaboration with students and often incorporating recycled materials.

To order, please send a direct message on Instagram. Free shipping.



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 Bamboozled
 
Bamboozle

These striking earspears—large earrings that appear to go through the ear—come in a range of bold designs, crafted from bamboo, bone, sterling silver, turquoise, and amber.



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Ecowrist
 
Ecowrist

This small business strives for sustainability, creating glasses, watches, and other accessories using natural materials with minimal waste.

DanceAfrica customers get $10 off.



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Helhaier Pettigrew
 
Helhaier Pettigrew

Jewelry and figurines made from cow bone, wood, and brass, primarily sourced from makers in Africa.

To order, send a direct message on Instagram.



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House Of Renee
 
House of Renee

A line of handcrafted jewelry founded in 2006 by Brooklyn-born artisan Latonia Gray, whose colorful designs feature semi-precious gemstones and other high-quality components from around the world. Her Umoja collection includes Afrocentric items like Krobo beads from Ghana, cowrie shells, Naga beads, natural turquoise, batik bone beads, and tiger wood.



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Jewelry And Clay Works
 
Jewelry and Clay Works

Unique one-of-a-kind clay jewelry designs by Valerie, a clay artist with over 15 years of experience. Once purchased, the design is yours and yours alone.



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 Kiini Ibura Jewelry
 
Kiini Ibura Jewelry

Handcrafted sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry inspired by nature and distinguished by its asymmetrical style. All jewelry is 98.5% sterling silver or fine silver, and pieces have been worn by Angie Stone, S. Epatha Merkason, and Ruby Dee.

To order, please send a direct message on Instagram. Custom orders are welcome. Buy one item at full price and get 10% off the second item when you mention BAM.



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M Beci Collection
 
The M’Beci Collection

This collection of bright, stylish totes, handbags, and clutches fuses contemporary designs with African-inspired textiles.



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Missanderson
 
Miss Anderson Jewelry

Evelyn Anderson is a Caribbean-based artist and designer. Her work includes intricately sewn fabric earrings, elegant jewelry crafted from glass seed beads, innovative bottle covers with a Caribbean influence, and an expansive collection of vintage and native sterling silver jewelry.



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New Bein
 
New Bein’ Enterprises

This pioneering business is known for innovating hair care products, jewelry, and accessories, especially for natural hairstyles like locs, braids and twists, for both men and women. Owner Nekhena Evans continually conceives of new concepts and products for naturals.



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Luangisa African Gallery
 
Luangisa African Gallery

Modern African art, artifacts, jewelry, and textiles, all fair trade and handmade. Founded in 1996 by the Luangisa family from Bukoba, Tanzania, this gallery works directly with artisans across the continent to share the richness and breadth of African culture with the world. Pieces include beautiful Makonde sculptures from Tanzania; handcrafted Namji dolls, beaded shields, and other decorative items made in Cameroon and South Africa; and fine beaded jewelry inspired by the Maasai tribe.

Get 20% off and free shipping with the code BAM2020.



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Puzzles For Us
 
Puzzles for Us

This award-winning series of puzzle books provides children and adults with a culturally enriched learning experience and a greater knowledge and appreciation of African-American history.



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FOOD
Abus Bakery
 
Abu’s Bakery

This family-owned business uses traditional recipes with quality ingredients. Located in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Abu’s Bakery—home of the Navy Bean Pie—has been a beloved feature of the neighborhood for over a decade.



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Joloff
 
Joloff Restaurant

This West African restaurant has been a Brooklyn staple for almost 20 years, serving quality Senegalese cuisine. All dishes are made daily upon request and with tremendous love, all juices and pastries are homemade and fresh, and the menu features an assortment of vegetarian and vegan options.

Get a free gallon of ginger or sorrel with a purchase of $100 or more.



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Ladymvegelicious
 
Lady M Vegelicious

Do your body right! Lady M’s intentions are to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional health and prosperity—offering an amazing selection of vegetarian sandwiches and dishes made with a kick of soul.

Get 20% off your first order on delivery platforms, or $5 off for returning customers on Grubhub.



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Nyota Tings
 
Nyota Tings

This gourmet catering company offers a weekly home delivery service where you can purchase plant based meals for three to seven days. The menu includes a wide list of mock meats, mock seafood, and vegetable dishes, including vegan tofu curry chicken, vegan barbecue tofu, vegan curry goat, and vegan jollof rice.

To order, contact them at nyotasting@aol.com or 718.217.0583. Get $10 off weekly home delivery orders through June when you mention BAM.



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Southern Comfort
 
The Southern Comfort

This Bed-Stuy restaurant and catering company is owned by a husband-and-wife team who delight in a Cari-fusion of flavors: sweet potato waffles, buttermilk fried chicken, fried or broiled catfish, pan-seared sassy shrimp, mac & cheese, and other house favorites. Every dish is made with the goal of taking your taste buds on a journey of a lifetime!



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