DanceAfrica Philadelphia - Our African Legacy: Treasured Reflections
Drexel Main Building Philadelphia, PA
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DanceAfrica is coming to Philadelphia! Community Education Center (CEC) in partnership with Drexel University presents DanceAfrica Philadelphia. DanceAfrica the country's most renowned festival of African dance, music and culture. Created in New York City by the esteemed Dr. Chuck Davis, the festival has been produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for 36 seasons. Philadelphia is the sixth major city to present this spectacular African dance and music celebration. Each DanceAfrica is unique, taking on the energy of each of the host cities.
The main event, two days of dazzling dance performances, a African marketplace and workshops in dance and drumming at the Drexel Main Building, 3141 Market Street. DanceAfrica Philadelphia, Our African Legacy: Treasured Reflections, features performances by Philadelphia's Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Kariamu and Co.: Traditions, Illstyle and Peace Productions, and special guests from Washington, DC, Farafina Kan.
In addition to the two main stage concerts, there will be a performance for school age children, also at the Drexel Main Building. Teachers call the CEC for more information.
DANCEAFRICA PHILADELPHIA CONCERTS(same show each evening): Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 7:30PM Drexel Main Building 3141 Chestnut Street $10 children 17 and under, $15 students and seniors, $25 general admission For group sales contact the CEC at 215 387-1911, firstname.lastname@example.org For more information cecarts.org Call 215 387-1911
AFRO BEAUTY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS MARKETPLACE Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 5:30PM-10:30PM Also in the Drexel Main Building For more information www.cecarts.org Call 215 387-1911
DANCE AND DRUMMING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Adults/Students/Seniors $10 Children under 17 $5 All ages, all levels For more information visit www.cecarts.org Saturday, November 9, 9AM-4:15PM:
DanceAfrica Philadelphia Saturday Schedule November 9th Workshops inside the Dance Studio 4th Floor, Drexel Main Bldg & Drum Workshops on Main Auditorium
9AM-10AM Baba Chuck Davis Master Dance Class (Studio)
12:45PM-1:45PM Illsytle Peace Hip Hop Workshop (Studio)
12:45PM-1:45PM Farafina Kan Drum Workshop ( Stage)
2PM-3:30 Farafina West African Dance Workshop(Studio)
OTHER DANCEAFRICA EVENTS: Roundtable Discussion entitled "African Dance in America: Reclaiming, Embodying, and Dialoguing with Traditions" Lead by Dr. Kariamu Wednesday, November 6,7PM-8:30PM Location: CEC, 3500 Lancaster Avenue For more information visit www.cecarts.org Free
Open House Reception for exhibit Honoring Ancestors of Rhythm, Movement and Place Thursday, November 7, 6PM-8:30PM Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S. 50th Street For more information visit www.folkloreproject.org Free
Drexel Main Building (View)
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104