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Kids | Community BAMkids Family Day

300 Ashland Plaza

Sep 25, 2021
  • 10:30AM
 
Running Time: 6hrs Free

Presented in collaboration with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

BAMkids kicks off the fall season with a free all-day outdoor festival featuring live performances and creative activities.

Join us for a day of performances, interactive workshops, and showcases of local talent as we celebrate the resilience of community and the power of the arts, which helped sustain us over the last year and now brings us together. Featuring Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats!, Feet of Rhythm Kids, Brooklyn United, and Brown Rice Family, the festivities are emceed by BAM teaching artists Kimani Fowlin and Farai Malianga.


All attending family members who are vaccine eligible (above 12 years of age) who wish to enter the designated audience zone will need to provide proof of vaccination and personal ID. Anyone admitted to the audience zone will be required to wear a mask at all times. For more information, please visit BAMkids Family Day Safety Protocol page for the most up-to-date information on this event.


Explore the Day

Performance
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats!
Get ready for an elegantly silly time with the bilingual, swingin’ sounds of Grammy Award-winning band Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats! The Brooklyn group shares their growing collection of foot-tapping songs highlighting the joys of life, community, and resilience. Family members from 0 to 122 will find themselves lighter and smiling through and through.

Performance
Nadia Dieudonné and Feet of Rhythm Kids
Founded by Nadia Dieudonné, Feet of Rhythm Kids (F.O.R. Kids) is a Brooklyn-based Haitian dance company and art organization focused on preserving the rich culture of Haiti through the performing arts. An expert in folkloric Haitian dance, Dieudonné fuses traditional Vodou dance with her unique style.

Performance
Brooklyn United Music and Arts
A community-based organization that serves New York City youth and provides them with a positive marching band experience, Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through academic support, character development, skills building, and performance opportunities. Through these pillars, they strive to build strong, well-rounded, healthy, confident, and capable young people.

Performance
Brown Rice Family
Today’s freshest world roots band, Brown Rice Family (BRF) is jamming towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things, BRF provides the masses with a distinctively organic world roots music, which encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeat, jazz, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk music.

Emcee
Kimani Fowlin
Kimani Fowlin is dedicated to creating art with a purpose—social justice is at the core of her dance making. Among her many accomplishments, she helped to launch and co-facilitated the series Black Dance Stories; received a Faculty Leadership Award at Drew University for her commitment to civic engagement; and is currently collaborating on a Milwaukee-funded community arts project on race, gender, and parenting.

Emcee
Farai Malianga
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Farai Malianga studied African dance and drum with pioneers Yousouf Koumbasa, Mbemba Bangoura, and Ronald K. Brown, and has performed with Chuck Davis, Reginald Yates, Heritage O.P., and many others. He appeared in Darker Faces of the Earth off Broadway and in Fela! on Broadway, scored music for Beatrice Capote’s solo piece “Reyita,” and performed his original drum compositions in The Public’s MERRY WIVES.

Workshop
Dancewave’s Moving Together: Bollywood with Pooja Uberoi
Professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer Pooja Uberoi invites families to explore the unique dance of Bollywood.

Workshop
Hula Nation, Inc.
Hula Nation founder Isamar Gonzalez brings together hula hooping, hatha yoga, and meditation within anthese interactive workshops on HoopYogini™ dance. Since 2013, Hulu Nation has worked to empower children and families through art and movement workshops, participating in over 300 events and festivals through NYC and around the world.

Showcase
Arts & Justice Poets
Alumni and current participants in BAM Education’s Arts & Justice after-school program present original poems. Arts & Justice is an interdisciplinary program where high school students create movement, poetry, songs, and theater that bring together social justice and the arts.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:40 Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats
11:45 Nadia Dieudonné and Feet of Rhythm Kids
12:15 Brooklyn United music and arts program
1:20 Dancewave Moving Together: Bollywood with Pooja Uberoi
2:20 Arts and Justice Poets
3:00 Brown Rice Family