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Our top priority remains the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff.

Face masks are highly recommended at BAM. We will continue to update our policies in adherence with the latest health and safety guidelines and protocols.
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Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam

The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music celebrates its 45th year, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. Join us for a month of activities—including an art exhibition, dance workshops, community events, the annual FilmAfrica series, and outdoor bazaar—and a dance performance that honors DanceAfrica’s homegrown roots

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