BAM: Dance Africa

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[Dance Africa]

After more than 30 years, DanceAfrica is BAM's longest running program and one of America's largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African-American dance, music, and culture.

Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a high-spirited celebration that brings the entire community together. Under the artistic direction of Founding Elder Chuck Davis, DanceAfrica features performances by traditional and contemporary dance companies from Africa and the its diaspora at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.

This week-long spring festival traditionally offers five dance and music performances; master classes; and the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar, a global marketplace for African, African-American, and Caribbean arts, crafts, and food featuring over 200 vendors and attracting up to 30,000 visitors per year.

Students of BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble also perform.

DanceAfrica is an annual celebration taking place in May, around Memorial Day, as part of the Winter/Spring Season. 

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