Dance Africa 2014

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DanceAfrica—the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance—returns for its 37th year, bringing together performance, art, film, and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora. This year, the spotlight shines on Madagascar-based music and dance troupe Bakomanga, making its US debut. Led by Malagasy music star Mariette Rasoarinala, Bakomanga embraces a rich variety of indigenous cultural forms, using jubilant drum- and accordion-driven music and movement to honor its ancestors, usher in the harvest, and preserve tradition. Catch them and select New York State artists in the annual Memorial Day weekend performances, hosted by Baba Chuck Davis. And don’t miss the DanceAfrica Opening Celebration, the one-and-only outdoor bazaar, and many other events. Ago! Amee!

Artistic Director Chuck Davis
Groupe Bakomanga


BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

30 Lafayette Avenue

(Between St. Felix Street and Ashland Place)

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 636-4100

About this organization

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

This is the main venue of Brooklyn Academy of Music and hosts dance, theater and music events, including avant garde productions of modern operas.

Hours

Mon03:00 pm
Fri07:30 pm
Sat02:00 pm
07:30 pm
Sun03:00 pm



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    Iambic pentameter gets a surreal makeover in this pop-opera romp through Shakespeare’s sonnets from director Robert Wilson and ...
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    Wed, Nov 19, 2014 - Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    From atop an atoll in Kiribati—an island nation in the South Pacific poised to disappear forever beneath the ...
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  • L.A. Dance Project

    Thu, Oct 16, 2014 - Sat, Oct 18, 2014

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  • Kontakthof

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - Sun, Nov 02, 2014

    Marking the 30th anniversary of its New York debut at BAM, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to Brooklyn ...
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  • Sadeh21

    Wed, Nov 12, 2014 - Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Ohad Naharin is one of the most original choreographic minds of our time—a modern guru whose pioneering dance ...
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  • Kronos Quartet, Merchant, Giddens, Amidon, and Chaney

    Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Delving into the American and international folk songbook, Kronos Quartet teams up for the first time with four ...
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    Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Jeff Tweedy, founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, makes his BAM debut as part of Nonesuch ...
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  • Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté

    Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Both singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré and master kora player Toumani Diabaté with his son Sidiki Diabaté ignite ...
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    Veloso and trio will perform original songs from his most recent album, the Latin Grammy Award–winning Abraçaço, which Nonesuch ...
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    Sat, Sep 27, 2014 - Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Legendary British singer-songwriter and Led Zeppelin alum Robert Plant, newly signed to Nonesuch Records, comes to BAM for ...
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  • The Etudes

    Fri, Dec 05, 2014 - Sat, Dec 06, 2014

    In 1994, Philip Glass resolved to become a better pianist, setting to work on a series of short ...
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    The Andy Warhol Museum and Dean WarehamThe films of Andy Warhol are provocative milestones of underground cinema, flaunting ...

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