DanceAfrica 2022 was magnificent - New York Amsterdam News

6/6/2022 11:00:00 PM

For years African dancers from all over the country and the world have come to Brooklyn’s DanceAfrica over the Memorial weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, affectionately known as BAM.

For years African dancers from all over the country and the world have come to Brooklyn’s Dance Africa over the Memorial weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, affectionately known as BAM.

For years African dancers from all over the country and the world have come to Brooklyn’s DanceAfrica over the Memorial weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, affectionately known as BAM.

DANIEL GOODINE photoBAM said, “It is a wonderful festival of dance, music and culture which honors the spirit of the traditional and contemporary companies from its first decade, recognizing their achievements over the years and celebrating the artists who now carry the torch.” Their presser said that the performance featured five different guest companies from Brooklyn, Harlem, the Bronx, and Washington, D.C., each offering a homegrown vision of traditional dances. They have brought to the stage movement and musical styles from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and the Caribbean, supported by the Arkhestra Afrika, created by members of each company. Plus, the beloved BAM RestorationArt Dance Youth Ensemble marked their 25th anniversary and the DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers’ return! Going 45 years, it was a delighted and proud, African-inspired outfit-wearing crowd who came daily as DanceAfrica celebrated its “bright future and its deep roots.”

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