DanceAfrica is one of the largest festivals dedicated to celebrating dance performance, art, film from African ancestry and paying homage to the African heritage. Starting May 16-May 25, there will be an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora.
This year’s festival celebrates Brazil, tracing the transatlantic roots of the country’s vibrant music and dance traditions. Headlined by Afro-Brazilian dance troupe Balé Folclórico da Bahia, 2015 marks the 38th anniversary of the festival and the last year that Baba Chuck Davis will lead the festival as the Artistic Director.
If you are anywhere near Brooklyn, New York you should definitely stop by and enjoy some culture education, great food and fun activities. PYNK girls will certainly be in attendance, but if you are still contemplating your decision, here are 5 reasons why you should attend BAM’s DanceAfrica festival.
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There will be tons of free events to check out.