Please click NY African Dance Classes Now Calendar! link regularly for updated information regarding African dance & drum classes in new spaces, during the re-growth in our African Dance community. Click National and International African Dance & Drum classes. African Dance Conferences. We are all essential to our creative and vibrant existence. Get listed. Contact: email@example.com, ATTN: Karen Winfrey. Click here to stay connected via our AfricanDanceSchedule facebook page.
Youssouf Koumbassa – Note: Youssouf is back at Arte Capoeira, Sundays in June: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013… two classes, from 5:30 to 7pm, another class follows from 7-8:30 pm on each day. The price of each class is $16. Location, at Arte Capoeira, 1 East 28th St., Buzzer #3/2nd floor. Arte Capoeira’s Tel. is 212-431-0811. The preferred method is cash in exact change. No Checks please. (photo credit: Bedrosian). Stay tuned for updates from Lisa. Youssouf is teaching Guinean W. African dance at CUMBE on Thursdays from 6-7pm (Class on 6/13/13), CUMBE is located at 558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, right off Flatbush Avenue.
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“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday June 19, 2013
At CUMBE go to cumbedance.com for full schedule
Adults: 12:00-1:00 Contemporary West African with Mussukeba Sane
6:00-7:30 Contemporary with Ronald K. Brown
7:30-9:00 Afro-Cuban and Orisha Dances with Yesenia Selier
8:00-9:30 Sabar (Beginner to Intermediate) with Mama Andara Rahman
Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor (near Flatbush Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11217; Subway stops: 2/3/4/5 at Nevins St.; B/Q/R at DeKalb Ave.; 2/3/4/5/N/Q/R/B/D at Atlantic Ave./Barclays; C at Lafayette Ave.; G at Fulton St.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday June 24 2013
“Harlem Swings on the Plaza Uptown”
5:30 pm- 9 pm.
The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 West 125th Street
All are welcome—dancers & non-dancers.
Dance class 5:00pm – 5:35pm. Dance partners not required. Join the fun, wear your best Swing era oufit. Win tickets to Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center. Sponsored by Harlem One Stop & the Harlem Cultural Tourism Collaborative. This event is funded in part by The New York City Council — Council Members, Robert Jackson & Inez Dickens.
Rain venue: Melba’s 125, State Office Building. ID Required to enter building.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 20-23, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Culu’s 23rd annual All Childrens’ Conference and Concert
The conference opens June 20th with a Meet and Greet at The Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Rd New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 948-7323). This free event allows the community at large to mingle and get acquainted with the artists. Classes start Jun 21st and are $10 per person, per class. Culu children’s Traditional African Dance Company will present it’s concert June 22nd at Batiste Cultural Arts School (3128 Constance St. (504)309.2376). The Concert is Written by Awa thioubou and directed by Roscoe Reddix.
The conference is for children only. The conference gives children the opportunity to learn/work with master dancers and drummers in the art of African Folklore. The teachers this year are: *Soule and SuQuan Diop (Dance and Drum); *Marie Bass Wiles (Dance); *Easa Grayson (Drum); *Greer Mendy (Dance); *Aminata Mane’ (Dance); Torrance taylor ( Hip Hop). Contact Mariama Curry at 504*284-2901 (Home), 504*430-0894 (Cell)
Jackson State University, Southwest Regional Board Member.
“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
Saturday, June 22, 3:00 p.m.
Katherine Dunham: Dancing with Life
Screening & Town Hall Meeting
With director Terry Carter, and dancers Julie Belafonte and Dr. Glory Van Scott in person
Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information about becoming a Museum member and to join online, please click here. Address: 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106, Tel. 718 777 6888.
Saturday & Sunday June 22 & 23, 2013
Yerba Buena Center’s Lam Theater in San Francisco.
Come see Diamano Coura West African Dance Company
35th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
This exceptional West African dance group brings to life scenes from a Liberian dance drama: a village is threatened by a leopard, and dancers portray the hunt, the victorious battle scene, and an exuberant celebration of victory.
Diamano Coura’s founder and master drummer Dr. Zakarya Diouf is the recipient of the 2013 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored during the 8pm performance on June 22.
This year’s Festival features 35 extraordinary dance companies in a series of thrilling and inspiring performances honoring cultural legacies and highlighting the vibrancy of the Bay Area’s world dance community.
For tickets and a full performance schedule, visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company performs:
Saturday, June 22 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 23 at 2pm
Sunday June 23, 2013
KowTeff’s 2013 Juneteenth Celebration!
African Marketplace & Health and Fitness Expo
11 AM – 6 PM
Award Ceremony & Reception: 6PM – 8PM
NDeye Gueye Master Dance Class ($15)
Ester Grant Community Dance Class (donation)
Award Ceremony/Reception – Award Ceremony & Reception (celebrating the achievements of this year’s Honorees: Dr. Shadidi Kinsey, Heru Nekhet & Dr. Fatou Gittens) ($15)
Location Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Plaza Amphitheater, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Sunday June 23, 2013 – Summer Stage
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force / Sinkane / DJ sets by King Britt In association with Okayafrica 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Central Park
Directions: Summerstage is located right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park in New York City. By Subway – The closest subway stop is the “B” and “C” train stop at 72nd & Central Park West. Take the #1,2 or 3 train to 72nd & Broadway, or the #6 train to 68th & Lexington Ave. By Bus From the Eastside: Take M-1, M-2, M-3 or M-4 to 72nd St./5th Ave. From the Westside: Take M-7, M-10, M-11 to 72nd St/CPW
June 27-30 2013
The 7th Annual NDaje Festival & Concert Presented by Pape Ndiaye
4 Days of Traditional African Dance. Drum. Concert. & History From Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and United States.
For more information Please visit www.ndajefestival.com/festival
Saturday, June 29, 2013
PATAKIN – “El Reino de los Orishas”
The mythology of Cuban Santeria – a story of love, conflicts and celebration among the kings, queens and warriors of the Yoruba pantheon
Directed and choreographed by Danys “La Mora” Perez
Theatre of the Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Womens Holistic Healing & Wellness Day
11am – 7pm at Sunkofa Cafe & Boutique
1789 Southern Blvd (@ Boston Road & 174th Street)
Admission is by donation
Presentations on Womens Holistic Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Herbs, Crystals, Yoga, and more. The event will feature a Emotional Healing Workshop – “Celebrating ISIS: Inner Sacred Inner Space”. Wholesome cuisine and juices and smoothies from Sunkofa’s Juice bar will be available for purchase. To deepen the experience and your nurturing, Massage, Reiki, Foot Reflexology and other services will be available (fee required)
First fifteen (15) ladies to register will receive premium gift bags. Register at – Bronxholistichealing@gmail.com
Saturday July 6, 2013, 8 PM
3rd Annual Concert “BANTAMBA!”
Coppin State University’s, James Weldon Auditorium, 2500 W. North Avenue – Baltimore, MD 21216
Adults $20 – Studetns $15 (14-21yrs) w/ID – Children $10 13-Under
For Tickets and Info Contact Jihan (443) 250-1985 or email@example.com
3rd Annual Concert | BANTAMBA! | Purchase Online @ http://bantamba.bpt.me #keurkhaleyi #africandance
Opened at the Quad Cinema in New York “A Portrait of the Extraordinary Sidiki Conde”
Director Alan Govenar and Sidiki Conde will be in attendance
on opening night and both are available for interviews.
Sidiki danced with Merveilles D’Afrique, founded by Mohamed Komoko Sano. You may remember him from Fareta’s as well as Djoniba’s. To see more in depth information on Sidiki Conde and Director Alan Govenar please visit www.firstrunfeatures.com/youdontneedfeettodance_press.html
Press Contact: Kelly Hargraves, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323.662.1930.