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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  ― Maya Angelou




October/November 2014

New York African Dance Weekend 

Ndeye Gueye ClassSaturday November 1, 2014, New Sabar Class with Ndeye Gueye. Ongoing on Saturdays from 12noon to 1:30pm at Black River Dance, located 345 Lenox Ave. between 127th and 128th street. $15. On mass transit you can take the 7th/Lenox Ave. #2, 3 or D, A, B, C, Metro North. All trains stop at 125th St.


Saturday, November 1, 2014 7-9:00pm – 2nd Wofabe Fundraiser, West African Dance Class with Damon Foster. $16.00. Location: Aspire 2 Dance Studio, 1195 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216, Contact#: 646-207-2609.

Ndeye Gueye has resumed Teaching Sabar West African Dance on Sundays. Her next class is Sunday November 2, 2014 from 3-4:30pm. Live Drumming! Location: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor (near Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Tel. (718) 935 – 9700; 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.

Ismael-Kouyate-Sunday November 2, 2014, Guinean West African Dance with Ismael Kouyate 4:30-6pm (beginners) and 6-7:30pm (intermediate). Location: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor (near Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Tel. (718) 935 – 9700; 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.

Sunday November 2, 2014,  3:30-5pm Djembe Guinean West African Dance with Nima Camara and 5-6:30pm Dundun Dance with Nima Location: 137 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580. Text DanceDrum to 22828 for INFO & CLASS SCHEDULE. 646-539-8934






Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6 – 8pm, Misty Copeland in Conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele. Location: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

misty copelnadJoin Valerie Steele, curator of the exhibition Dance & Fashion, for a conversation with Misty Copeland. Misty is a member of the corps de ballet at the American Ballet Theatre. In 2007 she made history by becoming their third African American Female Soloist and first in two decades. In September 2014, she will the first black woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile with American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake during the company’s first ever tour to Australia. Misty is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Life in Motion (2014), co-written with award-winning journalist and author Charisse Jones, and of the picture book Firebird (2014) in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Myers.

All events and films at MFIT are free, but RSVP is required. To RSVP a program, register online or call 212 217.4585 or email (


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November 2014 – Educational Wolof Workshop Tours with Author Serigne Mara Diakhate, coming to a city near you; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Detroit, MI; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL  Click here  ( for all the details. Purchase book here .






Anansi The SpiderUzuri Dance TheaterNovember 21-23, 2014 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) Uzuri Dance Theater presents Anansi the Spider an African Folktale. The tale is that of a trickster who often uses cleverness and harmless jokes to get what he wants. Anansi stories are originally from the Ashanti people of Ghana West Africa.
During this lively family performance, Anansi’s story comes to life with live African percussion and Traditional West African dance on a dazzling, colorfully glowing, black light stage. Contact information:, Price of Event: Children (ages 4-14) $18.95 Adults $28.95. Location of Event: TADA! Theater 15 W. 28th St. @ Broadway.


Nima Camara is Teaching Guinean, West African Dance on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm. CUMBE, 558 Fulton Street, (near Flatbush Ave.), 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY.

Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9pm Guinean West African Dance with Mouminatou Camara. Location:  CUMBE, Center for African and Diaspora Dance at 558 Fulton Street, (near Flatbush Ave.), 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Directions: 2,3,4,5 to Nevins St Q,R,B DeKalb Ave. (weekdays), 2,3,4,5,B,D,N,Q,R/LIRR to Atlantic/Barclays, C to Lafayette Avel, G to Fulton St. Visit

Wednesdays – 7-8:30pm – Mouminatou Teaches Guinean West African Dance. Open Level, Mark Morris Dance Center, $15. Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Thursdays, Damon Foster is teaching African dance workshop (open level), beginning Thursday July 24, 2014 at 7:30pm. Location: The Devore Dance Center located at 205-05 Hollis Ave, Queens, NY. $12. Contact,

_______________________________________________________ Fridays 6:30-8pm (Class has resumed as of Friday September 12, 2014) African Dance Classes with Sandella Malloy Artistic Director of Harambee Dance Company Location: Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center, 34 West 134th street (between 5th and Lenox). Contact: Harambee Dance Co @ 212 942 3566 _______________________________________________________

“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. Maya Angelou


African Film Festival visit:

FREE, Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4:00pm, FILM:  
MINERS SHOT DOWN, Rehad Desai, South Africa, 2014, 85min. Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
Film Description: In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. What emerges is the country’s first post-colonial massacre. Appropriate for mature audiences.
Post-Screening Skype Discussion with Director Rehad Desai!!!


The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)  

Visit to get updates on films, festivals…coming up!


Friday Nights! 7-8:30pm Intermediate, 8:30-10pm advanced. Ismael “Bonfils” Kouyate Teaching Guinean West African Dance Class with Djembe Accompaniment. Location: Asase Yaa Center for the Arts, 1803 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 347.915.2563.

Welcome_Banner-704x240Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) raised 5.5 million dollars. And broke ground on September 16 at 10:00 AM at the former firehouse at 120 E. 125th Street which it is renovating into a cultural center for East Harlem.Visit The center is due to open in late 2015. 


Saturday November 22, 2014, Unity Dance Workshop Hosted by Sundjata

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Danny Hinds – 10am
Malika Moor – 11am
Amansu Eason – 12pm
Stacy Letrice – 1pm
Harry Detry – 2pm
Markeya Howard – 3pm
Imania Detry – 4pm
Idy Ciss – 5pm
Maila Sylla – 6pm  $60 Donation FOR ALL CLASSES ($15 per class rate)For more information please call 630.770.9809. Location: Sherman Park 1301 West 52nd Street. Chicago IL. Please share this information/link …


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