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Dance/ Music/ Film/ Events — We Recommend BAM Dance Africa May 2017 *bklyn May 20-29, 2017

Make sure you attend the FREE outdoor Bazaar on the weekend!

DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar

Dance Africa 2017, Bazaar

Rain or Shine!
May 27—May 29, 2017
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:

Ashland Pl / Lafayette Ave

Hours subject to change. Rain or shine.
Free
Saturday May 27, 2017

12pm

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DanceAfrica’s beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Africa and its diaspora—and see the streets surrounding BAM transformed into a global marketplace.

Bazaar Hours

Sat, May 27, 12—10pm
Sun, May 28, 12—8pm
Mon, May 29, 12—8pm

(Hours subject to change. Rain or shine.)

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DanceAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs with intermission
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $17.50
TICKETS START AT  $25

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Part of 2017 Winter/Spring Season and DanceAfrica Festival 2017

The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond
Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam and Artistic Director Emeritus Chuck Davis
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. This year’s performance, under the leadership of Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, is a special curated program that pays tribute to the past, present, and future of the landmark festival and the transformative power of movement.
Members of Philadelphia’s hip-hop based Illstyle & Peace Productions join with members of New York City’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and the drummers and dancers of Asase Yaa, performing a joyful collision of traditional and contemporary styles. Then, Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble—a master group of US-based Guinean dancers and musicians—present a spirited showcase of West African culture. Both groups are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble.
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble
Asase Yaa
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre
llstyle & Peace Productions
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)
Lighting design by Al Crawford
Sound design by David Margolin Lawson
Costume design by Hopie Lyn Burrows
Read the BAM program notes for Danceafrica 2017

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Artists
Abdel R. Salaam

Abdel R. Salaam is the Artistic Director for DanceAfrica.

Abdel R. Salaam

DanceAfrica Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam is the executive artistic director and choreographer of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, which he co-founded in 1981. The company led the historic procession for Nelson and Winnie Mandela on their visit to New York in 1990 and, along with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, received the 41st annual Audelco Award for Excellence in Black Theater Award as the 2013 Dance Company of the Year.

Salaam has directed and choreographed for theater and television to critical acclaim and has been active in the world of the performing and visual arts since 1955. He has served on the faculties of Lehman College, the American Dance Festival in the US and Korea, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and the Chuck Davis Dance Academy. He is currently a director at the Harlem Children’s Zone/Forces of Nature Youth Academy of Dance and Wellness at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem. He has received many awards, including the Monarch Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance from the National Council for Arts & Culture (1993), the Silver Anniversary Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Teaching and Performance from Lehman College (1994), and Better Family Life Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts (2000). Salaam is a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow and was an artist in residence at the Tennessee Performing Art Center from 2003 to 2007.

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Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble

This Guinea company is led by Artistic Director M’bemba Bangoura.

Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble

Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble comprises 17 master drummers, dancers, and instrumentalists, all from their native country of Guinea. They bring with them the vast knowledge of the traditional music and dance from each region and represent more than 15 different Guinean ethnicities. Wula Artistic Director M’bemba Bangoura, who has played the djembe drum since childhood, has traveled the world as a performer and teacher and is acclaimed for his high level of mastery of the drum. At age 21, he was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. Since moving to the US in 1992, Bangoura has become an integral part of the drum and dance scene, teaching hundreds of students, many of whom are now teachers themselves. Additionally, Bangoura has choreographed his own works and developed repertory for many dance companies worldwide.

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Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater

This company of musicians, dancers, and vocalists was founded by Artistic Director Yao Ababio.

Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater

Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Yao Ababio. With a diversity of artistic skill, this company of musicians, dancers, and vocalists creates unique productions that mine the richness of the African diaspora. The company has appeared in VH1’s Hip Hop Honors Awards; Sing Your Song, a documentary about Harry Belafonte at the Apollo Theater; DanceAfrica; Kente Arts Alliance in Pittsburgh; and the first annual dance festival at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In January 2013 Asase Yaa opened its own multi-cultural performing arts facility in Brooklyn.

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Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature performs a blend of contemporary dance and traditional African forms.

Artists

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company was founded by Executive Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, Executive Managing Director Olabamidele Husbands, and company member Dyane Harvey in 1981. The group has produced ballet and concert pieces and offered dance classes and educational programs in New York and throughout the world for over 36 years.

Forces of Nature performs a unique blend of contemporary modern dance, traditional West African and neo-African dance, contemporary ballet, house and hip-hop forms, and martial arts. The company has performed and toured widely throughout the US and abroad. In addition to annual appearances at Aaron Davis Hall, the Apollo Theater, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the ensemble has also performed at the Joyce Theater, the American Dance Festival, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) among others.

Forces of Nature was part of the 12th Annual Festival for Peace in Moscow, the only African-American dance company to engage with members of the Bolshoi Ballet, and had the honor to dance and lead the historical procession for Nelson Mandela during his first appearance in the US in 1990. The company was featured in the three-part PBS series Free to Dance, as part of Great Performances, on the history of black dance in the 20th-century. Forces of Nature was also the featured dance company in the film and Smithsonian exhibition When the Spirit Moves, on the influence of African-American dance in Western culture. And most recently, the company was honored with the 41st annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Award for Best Dance Company of 2013

In addition to performing and touring, Forces of Nature has gained national and international recognition for its work with youth of all ages through workshops, master classes, and training seminars. The company has developed ongoing programs offered to schools, community service organizations, and cultural art institutions, believing that the arts, coupled with informative, stimulating academic presentations and creative participation, are among the best educational tools for redirecting youth on a positive, progressive, alternative path.

 

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Illstyle & Peace Productions

This Philadelphia-based dance company was founded in 2000 by Brandon “Peace” Albright.

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BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)

BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble celebrates ancestral roots and the modern-day community.

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Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

This traditional tribute to those who have passed on features music and drumming, dance performances, and a libation ceremony for the ancestors conducted by the DanceAfrica Council of Elders.
MORE

Free

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DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

This year’s festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART who have participated in BAM Education’s DanceAfrica program.
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Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

BAM Visual Art presents a new work by Guinean painter and illustrator Maeva Kounta.
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Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

Film Series

FilmAfrica 2017

Le Balon d'or

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May 26—May 29, 2017
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Part of BAMcinématek and DanceAfrica Festival 2017

Co-presented by the New York African Film Festival

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

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Clouds Over Conakry
Fri, May 26, 2017
Clouds Over Conakry
Fri, May 26, 2017

A young artist is torn between following his father’s path and living his own life.

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Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red In It
Fri, May 26, 2017
Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red In It
Fri, May 26, 2017

This homage to Purple Rain, the first narrative feature in the Tuareg language is the universal story of one musician’s struggle to make it against all odds.

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Martha & Niki
Sat, May 27, 2017
Martha & Niki
Sat, May 27, 2017

This documentary chronicles the incredible story of the first-ever female champions of the largest hip-hop street-dance competition in the world.

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Paris According To Moussa
Sat, May 27, 2017
Paris According To Moussa
Sat, May 27, 2017

An immigrant on an important trip finds difficulties and solidarity in France, in this film which was awarded the Human Rights Award by the United Nations.

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Guinean Independence Documentaries
Sun, May 28, 2017
Guinean Independence Documentaries
Sun, May 28, 2017

One of the first African nations to win its independence, this program of rare documentaries gives an intimate first-hand account of life in Guinea in the first years of independence.

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Le Ballon d’or
Sun, May 28, 2017
Le Ballon d’or
Sun, May 28, 2017

A spirited young boy pursues his dream of becoming a professional soccer player in this vivid, joyous portrait of growing up in West Africa.

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Price of Love
Mon, May 29, 2017
Price of Love
Mon, May 29, 2017

A young taxi driver must confront his past when he helps a prostitute out of a fight.

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Shorts Program
Mon, May 29, 2017
Shorts Program
Mon, May 29, 2017

A group of contemporary stories on love and connection in the French-African diaspora.

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Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017
Rain or Shine!

DanceAfrica’s beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.
MORE

Free

Classes
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

Participants are introduced to West African rhythmic traditions and learn the fundamentals of Guinean movement styles in this immersive workshop.
MORE

Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop focusing on Guinean movement and music.
MORE

Iconic BAM Artists
Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis (1937—2017) was the founding artistic director of DanceAfrica, BAM’s longest running series, and one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.
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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

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Rabasi Joss with Soul Inscribed

The beloved funk band returns to BAM with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Rabasi Joss.
Fri, May 19, 2017

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DanceAfrica 2017
 

May 26—May 29, 2017

Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs with intermission
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $17.50
TICKETS START AT  $25

Buy Tickets

See all on-sale dates
Part of 2017 Winter/Spring Season and DanceAfrica Festival 2017

The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond
Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam and Artistic Director Emeritus Chuck Davis
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. This year’s performance, under the leadership of Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, is a special curated program that pays tribute to the past, present, and future of the landmark festival and the transformative power of movement.
Members of Philadelphia’s hip-hop based Illstyle & Peace Productions join with members of New York City’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and the drummers and dancers of Asase Yaa, performing a joyful collision of traditional and contemporary styles. Then, Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble—a master group of US-based Guinean dancers and musicians—present a spirited showcase of West African culture. Both groups are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble.
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble
Asase Yaa
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre
llstyle & Peace Productions
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)
Lighting design by Al Crawford
Sound design by David Margolin Lawson
Costume design by Hopie Lyn Burrows
Read the BAM program notes for Danceafrica 2017

Related Content

Artists
Abdel R. Salaam

Abdel R. Salaam is the Artistic Director for DanceAfrica.

MORE
Artists
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble

This Guinea company is led by Artistic Director M’bemba Bangoura.

MORE
Artists
Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater

This company of musicians, dancers, and vocalists was founded by Artistic Director Yao Ababio.

MORE
Artists
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature performs a blend of contemporary dance and traditional African forms.

MORE
Artists
Illstyle & Peace Productions

This Philadelphia-based dance company was founded in 2000 by Brandon “Peace” Albright.

MORE
Artists
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)

BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble celebrates ancestral roots and the modern-day community.

MORE

Related EVENTS

Neighborhood
Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

This traditional tribute to those who have passed on features music and drumming, dance performances, and a libation ceremony for the ancestors conducted by the DanceAfrica Council of Elders.
MORE

Free

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

DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

This year’s festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART who have participated in BAM Education’s DanceAfrica program.
MORE

Free

Visual Art
Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

BAM Visual Art presents a new work by Guinean painter and illustrator Maeva Kounta.
MORE

Free

Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.
MORE

Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017
Rain or Shine!

DanceAfrica’s beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.
MORE

Free

Classes
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

Participants are introduced to West African rhythmic traditions and learn the fundamentals of Guinean movement styles in this immersive workshop.
MORE

Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop focusing on Guinean movement and music.
MORE

Iconic BAM Artists
Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis (1937—2017) was the founding artistic director of DanceAfrica, BAM’s longest running series, and one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.
MORE
CONTACT
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Music
Rabasi Joss with Soul Inscribed

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Fri, May 19, 2017

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Dance/Classes – Dance Africa – Adult Master Class 5/29 12pm – 1:30pm *bklyn *MMDG #BAM #DanceAfrica

MMDG Master Class Series

DanceAfrica 2017: Adult Master Class

M’Bemba Bangoura of Wula Dance and Drum Ensemble will lead this immersive workshop for participants to master Guinean styles of dance and music.
For intermediate to advanced levels. Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group

In conjunction with DanceAfrica 2017


All ages and levels can join the DanceAfrica Family Workshop on May 29 from 10-11:15am. Learn more >

May 29
12:00PM – 1:30PM
$12
Register
M’Bemba Bangoura has traveled the world as a performer and teacher of the Djembe drum, and he is revered for his high level of mastery. As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M’Bemba began playing the djembe at the young age of seven. By the age of twenty-one, he was acclaimed as a master drummer and was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. Since moving to the US in 1992, M’Bemba is an integral part of the entire drum and dance scene nationwide. He has taught hundreds of students, many of who are now teachers themselves. In addition, he has personally created choreography and developed repertoire for dozens of dance companies worldwide.
Working throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, his style is infectious. He has recorded 3 solo albums, and a 2 volumes of DVDS called Wamato: Everybody Look! M’bemba has been a guest artist on dozens of other recording projects, videos, and films. Dedicated to teaching drumming, dancing, and his culture, M’Bemba is one of the prominent ambassadors for Guinean drum and dance!

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415

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The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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Fim Review – GET OUT

Get Out

 

Jordan Peele wants both cultures ( majority culture and that of people of color) to feel like they are on the same page. We see ourselves in those moments and we trust the premise enough to be patient as the story rides out.

 

But the key here is portraying the overreaching white culture as the villain. (Spoiler alert) they so much want to adopt and assume black culture and ability that it is in white families and their neighbors’ interest to inhabit black bodies in the twilight of their lives to remain immortal. Herein lies the dilemma.

True – Whites want to erase minds and adopt advantages, but there is no room for people of color.

Fiction – Whites are doing this as mad scientists and not as assimilators of the culture itself.

As author and social essayist Greg Tate so aptly once put it, {whites} want “everything but the burden” of being black.

They are already assimilating the culture successfully and from afar. Only in “La La Land” is the white pianist saving real jazz, while the characters of color sell it out.

Only in “Get Out” is the TSA agent, played by a actual comedian”, naturally suspicious of white sincerity.

The natural order is upended by black characters only subservient because they are inhabited by white family members. In real life, class is the distinction, not merely racial identity. In the film, being a different skin is only an accident when it is not by choice. They want black people, they just don’t want the real African-rooted culture black people represent. Once blacks are dead, they are free to rule.

 

Technical aspects of the film follow the Blumhouse formula – tight contained script with few characters in a contained environment. A plot that can be described in terms simple enough to provide marketing by word of mouth. No actual stars to overwhelm or outweigh the mechanics of plot.

 

Jordan Peele ( of alleged comedy duo Key & Peele) provides a serviceable script that he ably directs with appropriate date night scares, twists and reversals. But Key & Peele are the only people of color who hate black people more than white people do. Their act is comprised of explaining or buffooning African American culture and examining white observations of the buffoonery. Minstrely without the burnt cork.

Unlike, say Dave Chappelle, they provide the white perspective of black culture, not as much satirizing it as examining the white take of the supposed deficiencies or contradictions. This is “Dave Chappelle Light” – none of the actual content, just the appearance of it.

 

It’s scary, but only because its demonization of the majority culture is a false one, not a metaphor of the actual problem. This is a world where everyone applauds and admires “Moonlight”, but actually buys the tickets only for “LaLa Land.” Just like real life but portrayed ironically, as if we expected otherwise.

 

The actual subtext of Get Out is the demonization of the white liberal as the sellout, not the demonization of the actual conservative corporate majority culture that destroys black bodies as it completely erases any culture that is not the mainstream.

 

White culture can be the villain, but not because it loves and admires non-whites too much.

 

Peele wants everyone on the same page, but that page must always be a white one. The “them” in “them or us” will always be foreign/alien/African at its root.

 

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MUSIC — Randy Weston and Senegalese Master Drummers in a Tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose 2/18/16 #NewSchool -#Free

The Piano Is A Drum: Randy Weston and Senegalese Master Drummers in a Tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

[UPDATE: Originally scheduled for Nov. 17th, 2015, due to visa complications this show has been postponed until February 18, 2016]

On August 19, 2015, Doudou N’Diaye Rose passed away in Dakar. We are deeply saddened by his loss, and in this program, which was intended to feature N’Diaye as a special guest artist, we will instead pay homage to Doudou’s incredible musical legacy , and will present performances by several of his sons–master drummers in their own right–direct from Senegal, Moustapha (“Tapha”) N’Diaye and Birame N’Diaye. They will be joined onstage by Senegalese drummers Mar Gueye and his son, Mor Coumba Gueye, legendary percussionist Neil Clarke, and New School Jazz Artist-in-Residence, pianist and composer Randy Weston.

Doudou N’Diaye Rose was a true legend, and one of the most renowned African musicians of the 20th century. Born Mamadou Ndiaye in Dakar in 1930, Rose is a Senegalese drummer, composer and band leader, and is the recognized modern master of Senegal’s traditional drum, the sabar. He is the father of a musical dynasty which includes some of the most successful traditional musicians of contemporary West Africa.

The child of a Griot (West African bard caste) family, Ndiaye Rose began performing in the 1930s, but continued to make his living as a plumber for some time. Shortly before Senegalese independence he performed with Josephine Baker, and became a favorite amongst Dakar audiences. In 1960 he made the first head of the Senegalese National Ballet, and in the 1970s with his Doudou Ndiaye Rose Orchestra. He has also performed and collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel, and the Rolling Stones.
He was the founder and chief drum major of the Drummers of West Africa (all members of his family), with which he also performed. He also led an all-female drum group called Les Rosettes, composed entirely of his own daughters and granddaughters.
Ndiaye Rose is purported to have developed 500 new rhythms, and, indeed, his music is quite complex, featuring ever-changing rhythmic structures which he conducts with his trademark vigorous style. He has also invented new types of drum.

This program is part of the Randy Weston Artist-In-Residency series at The New School for Jazz.

The concert is Free to the general public, first come – first served.

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Event Type
Lectures and Panel Discussions, Music Performances

Audience
General Public

School
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, College of Performing Arts, School of Jazz, Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

Theme
Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Performing Arts

Topic
Global Studies and Migration, Music, Jazz, Race and Ethnicity

December 31, 2015 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, CULTURE, LIFESTYLES, Music, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Graphic Novels / Comic Books – MARVEL – MARVEL COMICS’ “BLACK PANTHER” #1 HELMED BY TA-NEHISI COATES

MARVEL COMICS’ BLACK PANTHER #1 HELMED BY TA-NEHISI COATES
New York Times Bestselling Author Takes on T’Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther

 

 

Marvel is excited to announce that next spring, one of the most thought-provoking and perceptive writers today, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) along with legendary artist Brian Stelfreeze, will helm a new BLACK PANTHER series, adding an exciting, erudite new voice to the All-New, All –Different Marvel lineup.

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The indomitable will of Wakanda — the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions — has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now, the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda.  T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

 

“Wakanda is really the light of the world, in the Marvel Universe. And yet it’s a system of governance that has not advanced beyond the idea of blood-rule,” says Coates.  “It’s always seemed to me that T’Challa was aware of this discrepancy. Among the monarchs of Marvel –Namor and Doctor Doom for instance– T’Challa has always been distinguished to me by his discomfort on the throne, and with the problems of one-man rule. I am very much looking forward to exploring that tension.”

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That tension and conflict is what will fire BLACK PANTHER #1 into a no-holds-barred adventure that will demonstrate why Black Panther is one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe.

 

“Ta-Nehisi writes brilliantly about everything from race to politics to fatherhood to modern culture, but he’s also a longtime Marvel reader. And combining his writing skills with his passion for and understanding of Marvel’s characters, paired with the captivating and engaging artwork of modern master Brian Stelfreeze, has led to a truly amazing story that we can’t wait for the world to read,” says Wil Moss, editor of the new BLACK PANTHER series. “This story will have all the political intrigue of the best episodes of THE WEST WING and HOMELAND, but it’s also going to have the trademark Marvel action and energy that Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (Black Panther’s creators!) built into the foundation of the Marvel Universe. Look for some fun and unexpected Marvel villains to show up in this story, as well as an appearance or two by T’Challa’s new teammates, The Ultimates.”

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Join us next year as Marvel continues to change the creative landscape of the comic book industry as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze make history as the new creative team on Marvel Comics’ BLACK PANTHER.

 

BLACK PANTHER #1

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES

Artwork by BRIAN STELFREEZE

Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE

On sale spring 2016

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2015 MARVEL

September 25, 2015 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FANTASIA 2015 — Film Review – OJUJU

Zombie film from Nigeria.

For some folks – that is all we need to hear – we are seeing it!

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But those for those who need a more conventional review, this entry which unspooled at the glorious FANTASIA 2015, belies its no-to-low budget origins with a momentum which charms, even as the Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) badge may mislead. This film is not static, the film does not rely solely on dialogue to move the story’s plot points, as many Nigerian based films were prone to do. On the other hand, this is not the magnificent vistas and surreal vision of TOUKI BOUKI or Sembene.

But for many cinephiles you may have seen the titans of African cinema, the cinema of director CJ “Fiery” Obasi is something different. This is not the meditation on time of traditional African cinema. Obasi catches the wave of the new African cinema. This is a filmmaker who will one day make a blockbuster, using whatever materials he has on hand. For OJUJU, he has made a zombie film with the simplest of materials. And it has its moments.

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A small but pleasant cast, presumably non -professionals, gets in the way of a water-borne ecological mishap which renders its blocked-in ghetto an overnight study in the dangers of proximity. Slow moving zombies are not harmless in a small, walled-off, marijuana-choked neighborhood with narrow streets and no protective doors. Knowing the neighborhood like the back of your hand offers little respite when the neighborhood is surrounded. And for the main protagonist whose brother is entirely too voluble to the pregnant wife, zombies are only the latest evidence that he has entirely outgrown his neighborhood and his early dreams.

The residents, like the nation, are easy prey for all sorts of lures and predators.

Temptations and strangers will kill you.

So will the things you have been taught to trust.

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This is not exactly the season finale of #THEWALKINGDEAD. but you really are not going to confuse it with #TheBrothersMcMullen.

BRAVO TO #FANTASIA2015 for bringing it to North America.

August 6, 2015 Posted by | BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FILM, opportunity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE DRESS Limited edition fashion photographs By Hamza Mejri Friday, April 3, 2015- 5pm à 7pm MONTREAL,

Visually stunning, contemporary photographs | The Dress, timeless through the ages

 

Hamza Mejri

Presents

THE DRESS

Limited edition fashion photographs

By Hamza Mejri

Friday, April 3, 2015- 5pm à 7pm 

Fashion photographer Hamza Mejri is proud to present his latest project, The Dress, an impressive new exhibition taking place at ALT Hotel in Griffintown. This collection of limited edition fashion photographs captures spectacular moments with more than twenty Montreal celebrities and fashion designers. Don’t miss this free, one time only 5 à 7 event on Friday, April 3 before it heads to New York this summer.

A dress is a unisex garment that covers shoulders, legs and the body, all in one piece. Throughout human history, every civilization has distinguished itself with a particular dress style having a specific design or a distinct colour palette. The Dress dramatically covers many styles of dresses inspired by various nations, cultures and empires (Roman, Berber, Japanese, African, Arabic, etc.), transporting you through the ages from antiquity to modernity. For Mejri, this beautiful garment is a statement piece of design, and highlights his pride in Montreal’s extended fashion community, “My goal is to show as many different dresses as possible and promote our terrific Montreal designers with every photograph and every dress style.” Dresses and accessories are chosen from a variety of sources including new collections from the designers, as well as antique and vintage stores.

Poster- The Dress, Les Jumelles Barabé

After days of shooting over fifty models, forty stunning photographs were selected. Each photograph in The Dress tells a story about a civilization and a time, with the dress representing a link to past lives and artistic visions. Mejri is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld, “Lagerfeld’s way of working, his creations and his photography has set the standard for my work. His ‘The Little Black Jacket’ exhibition was one of the biggest inspirational sources for my show”.

The Dress- fashion photographs by Hamza Mejri

Unlike classic fashion photography, the dresses are not being showcased only by mannequins. Here, Montreal artists from diverse disciplines are the models, including: musicians Les Jumelles Barabé, Amylie, and Marco Calliari; fashion designers Evelyne Fay of White Label, Julie Bessette, Luca Galardo of Diodati, Zaida Melo, Emeline Morellet of Les Incompetents and Habi Gerba of Gazelles Montréal; television hosts Angelo Cadet, Cindy Charles; actor Sarah Dagenais Hakim; as well as painters, fashion models, dancers and photographers. Meet the creatives behind the pictures; on hand for the event will be the photographed celebrities, models and designers.

The Dress- fashion photographs by Hamza Mejri

As a special treat, at 7pm Les Jumelles Barabé will perform some of the singles from their new album. (www.jumellesbarabe.com)

THE DRESS

Hamza Mejri, photographer

Friday, April 3 (one day only)

At ALT Hotel

120 Rue Peel, in Griffintown

Hours: 5-7pm, free admission

For information: info@artmtl.com, 514 224-7430

To view or purchase Hamza Mejri’s limited edition fashion photographs from The Dress after April 3, please contact Salon de Peintures, salondepeintures.com

The Dress is generously supported by Art Mtl, ALT Hotel and Studio Giovanelli

March 23, 2015 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, LIFESTYLES, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Recommend the African Diaspora International Film Festival, *nyc (december), *Chicago (June), D.C. (august), Paris (September)

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is proud of its 22-year history of firsts in presenting, interpreting and educating about films from throughout the world that depict the lives of people from Africa and the African Diaspora. The festival features world and US premieres, recent popular titles, classic movies, foreign and independent releases. Post-screening question-and-answer sessions and panel discussions that include filmmakers, critics, academics, and audiences present the most current discourse on filmmaking in Africa and the African Diaspora.

Timing: The festival begins every year on the last Friday of the month of November during the Thanksgiving weekend and runs for eighteen days. ADIFF 22nd anniversary will be celebrated from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Location: Various locations in Manhattan, NYC including  The Thalia Cinema at Symphony Space, Quad Cinema, The Cowin Center and Chapel at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Riverside Theater.

Traveling Festivals: ADIFF holds festivals in Chicago in June,  in Washington DC in August, and in Paris, France in September.

ADFF Cine-Club: Since 2003, the African Diaspora Film Festival holds monthly community screenings at Teachers College, Columbia University that are open to the public and have series that vary in theme.

Audience: Since 1993, over half a million people have attended the film festival and its related activities. ADIFF’s media reach was over 15 million people in 2013.

 

Festival Highlights:

The festival has premiered the following titles:

Past participants in ADIFF:

 

ADIFF NY 2014: OPENING NIGHT FILM!

slider_SupremacyTHALIA SYMPHONY SPACE THEATER 2537 BROADWAY New York, NY 10025  BUY TICKETS  Supremacy Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 7:30PM – Thalia Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) and Danny Glover star in Supremacy, a racially charged psychological thriller. Supremacy follows a high-ranking white supremacist (Anderson) who murders a cop and hides out with his accomplice by taking a black family hostage. […]

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ADIFF NY 2014 CENTERPIECE: Between Friends!

between friends-2RIVERSIDE THEATER 91 CLAREMONT AVE, New York, NY 10027 ADIFF NY 2014 CENTERPIECE Between Friends NY Premiere TICKETS HERE Launching of the SOUTH AFRICA: 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY program presented in collaboration with the South African Department of Arts and Culture, the NFVF and the Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission. VIP RECEPTION: Tue, Dec. 2  @ 6PM – Riverside […]

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ADIFF NY 2014 Gala Screening – Bound!

Bound-3THE CHAPEL TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST New York, NY 10027 BUY TICKETS Bound: Africans vs. African-Americans  + Q&A and reception Fri, Dec. 12 @ 7PM – The Chapel GALA  Bound: African vs African Americans is a hard-hitting documentary that addresses the little known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans. […]

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OBAMA MAMA: CLOSING NIGHT ADIFF NY 2014!

obama mama-4COWIN CENTER TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10027 BUY TICKETS Obama Mama + Q&A and Reception NY Premiere CLOSING NIGHT Sun, Dec. 14 @ 6PM – Cowin Center Stanley Ann Dunham was an anthropologist with a Ph.D, a lifelong traveler and the mother of the first Black president of the […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: South Africa, 20 Years of Democracy!

between friendsSOUTH AFRICA, 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY It’s been 20 years since the first universal elections took place in South Africa resulting in the election of Nelson Mandela. To celebrate 20 years of democracy, ADIFF – in collaboration with the South African Department of Arts and Culture, the NFVF and the Kwazulu-Natal Film Commissionis – is […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: Gloria Rolando – An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker

Gloria-Rolando-500pxTEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST New York, NY 10027 GLORIA ROLANDO: AN AFRO-CUBAN FILMMAKER Gloria Rolando was born in Cuba  where she developed a career in making films about the Afro-Cuban experience. Her films span across 35 years at the ICAIC, the Cuban national film institute. Gloria Rolando is currently on a […]

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NY ADIFF 2014 Presents the INDIAN CINEMA program

KajaryaThe Curators of ADIFF, in their continuous quest to explore the human experience of people of color, are pleased to present a selection of films that focus on the human experience of Indians in and out of India. Kajarya is a contemporary thriller set in a village just 80 kilometres from the gleaming capital, New Delhi […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: Three Voices of Brazil

Summer of the Gods-2179 GD TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST New York, NY 10027 QUAD CINEMA 34 W. 13TH ST New York, NY 10011 The Summer of the Gods NY Premiere Sun, Nov. 30 @ 4PM – Teachers College, 179 GD Mon, Dec. 8 @ 3PM – Quad Cinema BLACKS IN LATIN AMERICA The Summer […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: France and the Race Issue

Hold Back-3TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST New York, NY 10027 FRANCE AND THE RACE ISSUE Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 BUY DAY PASS A program of four films and discussions to explore the state of race relations in France today. 2PM – Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work 3:20PM – The Glass […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: Blacks in Latin America

Summer of the Gods-3Abdias Do Nascimento Sat, Dec. 6 @ 5:20PM – 179 GD, Teachers College BUY TICKETS HERE BLACKS IN LATIN AMERICA Abdias Do Nascimento is a revealing documentary about Afro-Brazilian scholar, writer, activist and politician Abdias Do Nascimento (1914-2011). A significant figure and leader of Brazil’s Black movement, Nascimento founded the Black Experimental Theater in 1944 […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: African American Shorts!

found deadTHE CHAPEL TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST Room 263-MACY New York, NY 10027 BUY TICKETS  Reprogrammed NY Premiere  Sat, Nov. 29 @ 4PM  AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTS In a last ditch effort to change her husband’s insensitive behavior, a wife resorts to using a top secret underground women’s research group to reprogram his […]

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Garifuna Celebration: Homeland (Yurumein) & Revolutionary Medecine

On Balliceaux honoring the ancestorsCOWIN CENTER TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST New York, NY 10027 GARIFUNA CELEBRATION Sun, Dec. 7 @ 5PM – Cowin Center  Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital & Homeland (Yurumein) + Q&A TICKETS HERE Presented in collaboration with the Garifuna Coallition, NYC   Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First […]

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ADIFF NY 2014: Discover Guadeloupe!

Adobe Photoshop PDF179 GD TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 525 W. 120TH ST New York, NY 10027 Sat, Dec. 6 @ 7:30PM – 179 GD DISCOVER GUADELOUPE YOU ARE INVITED BY THE GUADELOUPE REGIONAL FILM COMMISSION AND THE GUADELOUPE TOURIST BOARD TO DISCOVER GUADELOUPE! The Guadeloupe Reception and Resource Office performs a general interest mission to facilitate filming […]

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JEWS OF EGYPT – NOW AVAILABLE ON VOD!

Jews of Egypt entertainersJEWS OF EGYPT NOW AVAILABLE ON VOD!  JUST CLICK  ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO GO TO OUR VOD WEBSITE PARTNER JEWS OF EGYPT A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956. […]

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

Submit_Your_Film_slider  The African Diaspora International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its festivals in Chicago (June), Washington DC (July), Paris (September) and New York (November/December). Our deadline for our New York festival is June 30, 2014 for shorts and documentaries, and August 31, 2014 for feature films. However, please submit your films as soon […]

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December 5, 2014 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FILM, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DANCE — Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT * 11/6-8, 11/13-15

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

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Photo: Rachel Papo

One Shot, a group piece by highly regarded choreographer and life-long Brooklynite Ron Brown, and his Evidence, A Dance Company, is inspired by the life and work of noted photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, who documented black life in Pittsburgh from 1936 to 1975. Harris captured many aspects of life in Pittsburgh: the spirit of childhood, the indulgences of decadence, and the soul of jazz. One Shot uses the idea of looking to the legacy of community and its echoing effect on other communities in their distinct definition and evolution. The work incorporates video projections by Clifton Taylor and music by Anonimo Consejo, Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal, Mary Lou Williams, Arturo Sandoval, Mamadouba Mohammed Camara, Lena Horne, and Phyllis Hyman.

Each week of Evidence’s run at BRIC House will feature a second work by the renowned company. Week A (November 6, 7, 8) will include Order My Steps (2005), which takes its title from Psalms 119 and explores ideas behind the scripture and seeing one’s life as a path. What is our direction? Is it correct and how do we determine that? Dance is used as a vehicle to investigate the sense of purpose and obedience that comes into play when one recognizes “a calling.” Order My Steps features narration by poet Chad Boseman as well as music by Fred Hammond, Terry Riley, and Bob Marley. Week B (November 13-15) will include Come Ye (2003). Inspired by the music and sociopolitical legacies of artists/activists Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, this multimedia work utilizes Mr. Brown’s signature style of kinetic storytelling through African, Caribbean, modern, ballet and social dance styles to summon warriors, angels and activists dedicated to the pursuit of liberation and peace amidst the strug­gles of human conflict. Come Ye includes music by Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, and a video collage by Robert Penn.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts Program.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

November 6, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

November 7, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

November 8, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

November 13, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

November 14, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company ONE SHOT

November 15, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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November 5, 2014 Posted by | ART, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music — Youssou N’Dour 9/12-13 #NextWave FESTIVAL BAM

The Senegalese singer-songwriter makes a rare stateside appearance, returning to BAM after headlining Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas during BAM’s 2009 Spring Season.

Part of Next Wave Festival and Nonesuch Records at BAM

With a soaring tenor that brims with passion and nuance, singer-songwriter Youssou N’Dour is a global music icon.  An early emissary of the mbalax style—a blend of bubbling Senegalese griot percussion, Wolof lyrics, and Afro-Cuban influences—he has gone on to become a tireless cultural ambassador and one of the most revered figures on the world stage. Last at BAM in 2009, N’Dour returns for a rare stateside appearance, performing with his band, the Super Étoile, for two nights only.

 

Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs 30min
TICKETS START AT  $35

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June 9, 2014 Posted by | ART, CULTURE, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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