New York African Dance Classes

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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 by completing the quick form here or Contact: info@africandanceschedule.com, ATTN: Karen Winfrey. To like us on fb Click here

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Coming up in September 2014

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Youssou NDOUR on Fri. and Sat. Sept 12 and 13, 2014. (8pm on both days). LOCATION:Peter Jay Sharp Building; BAM Howard Gilman Opera House; RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs 30min. TICKETS START AT $35. Visit…http://www.bam.org/music/2014/youssou-ndour

Rokia Traoré, singer and multi-instrumentalist
Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté, kora. Wed, Sep 24, 2014
8pm; LOCATION:Peter Jay Sharp Building; BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, TICKETS START AT $25. Visit http://www.bam.org/music/2014/rokia-traore-toumani-diabate-and-sidiki-diabate

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Washington, DC August 29 – August 31, 2014 Assane Konte, co-founder and Artistic Director of KanKouran West African Dance Company and K a n K o u r a n  W e s t  A f r i c a n  D a n c e  C o m p a n y presents its 31st Annual National African Dance and Drum Conference and Concert SOUNOUGAL (Our Boat). Visit the official website www.kankouran.org

Kankouran’s African Dance and Drum Schedule at a glance…

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
Dance/Assane Konte (Djembe) 1:30pm–3:15pm
Dance/Ron Brown (Contemporary/Modern) 3:30pm–5:00pm
Drum/Medoune Yacine Gueye (Djembe) 4:00pm–5:00pm
Dance/Wilemena Taylor & Amaniyea Payne (Djembe/Kutiro) 5:15pm–6:45pm
Drum/Fode Camara (Djembe) 6:00pm–7:00pm
Dance/Mariama Basse (Djembe) 7:00pm–8:30pm
Dance/Youssouf Koumbassa (Djembe) 8:45pm–10:15pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
Dance/Salymatou Keita (Djembe) 9:00am–10:30am
Dance/Marie Basse-Wiles (Kutiro) 10:45am–12:15pm
Drum/Fode Bangoura (Djembe) 11:30am–12:30pm
Dance/Mabiba Baegne (Congolese) 12:30pm–2:00pm
Drum/Cheikh Tairou M’Baye (Sabar) 1:00pm–2:00pm
Dance/Kadiatou Conte (Djembe) 2:15pm–3:45pm
Dance/Babacar M’Baye (Sabar) 4:00pm–5:30pm
31st ANNUAL CONCERT 8:00pm (Lisner)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
Drum/Assane M’Baye (Djembe) 10:00am–11:00am
Dance/Souleymane Solo Sana (Djembe) 10:00am–11:30am
Dance/Babacar N’Diaye (Sabar) 11:45am–1:00pm
Drum/Zak Diouf (Djembe) 12:00pm–1:00pm
Dance/Mouminatou Camara (Djembe) 1:15pm–2:45pm
Drum/Souleymane Diop (Kutiro) 1:30pm–2:30pm
Dance/Naomi Diouf (Liberian-Djembe) 3:00pm–4:30pm
Dance/Idy Ciss (Sabar-Serer) 4:45pm–6:15pm
Dance/Assane & Oussanou Kouyate (Djembe) 6:30pm–8:00pm
Dance/Aziz Faye (Sabar) 8:15pm–9:45pm

Location of classes: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Cir NW Washington, DC 20005.  Be sure to visit www.kankouran.org for all the details including prices, Concert etc.

New York African Dance Weekend 

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Ndeye Gueye has resumed Teaching Sabar West African Dance on Sundays. Her next class is August 31, 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.

Sunday August 31, 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 August 31, 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

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August 18-29, 2014, Ronald K. Brown Evidence, A Dance Company Presents 9th Annual Workshop Series. Schedule: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:30pm Afro Haitian Adia Whitaker; 7:00pm Contemporary Ronald K. Brown. Tuesday August 19, 2014 – 5:30pm EVIDENCE Repertory Arcell Cabuag, 7:00pm Afro Haitian Pat Hall. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 5:30pm Afro Haitian Adia Whitaker, 7:00pm Afro Haitian Pat Hall. Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 5:30pm Sabar Marie Base Wiles, 7:00pm Contemporary Ronald K. Brown. Friday, August 22, 2014 – 5:30pm Hip Hop DAISHA, 7:00pm Afro Cuban Baba Richard Gonzalez. Monday, August 25, 2014 – 5:30pm Contemporary Ronald K. Brown, 7:00pm Afro Cuban Baba Richard Gonzalez. Tuesday, August 26
5:30pm EVIDENCE Repertory Arcell Cabuag, 7:00pm Body Conditioning Annique Roberts. Wednesday, August 27
5:30pm - Contemporary Ronald K. Brown, 7:00pm West African Wilhelmina Taylor. Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 5:30pm Sabar Marie Base-Wiles, 7:00pm West African Wilhelmina Taylor. Friday, August 29, 2014 – 5:30pm Hip Hop DAISHA, 7:00pm, Afro Cuban Baba Richard Gonzalez. Single class $15, Full Registration $250. Location, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Center For Arts & Culture 247 Herkimer Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Between Brooklyn Ave. and New York Avenue. Please Note: Free, EVIDENCE, A Dance Company performance, August 31, 2014 At the Restoration Plaza Courtyard 2pm. Contact: (718)230-4633 email, info@evidencedance.com, www.evidencedance.com.

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 www.cumbedance.com.

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, damon_foster@ymail.com

Thursday August 28 2014 Hip-hop Fusion with Daaimah at Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance from 7:30 – 9pm. $15. 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. Contact: info@daaimahtaalibdin.com.

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“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

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African Film Festival See complete July 7 thru September 2014 line up visit: Africanfilmny.org

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The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)  

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

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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 will break 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 http://cccadi.org/. The center is due to open in late 2015. 

 

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