New York City
A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica returns for the 36th year with dance, music, art, film,and community events–and featuring the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. BAM’s longest
running performance series, DanceAfrica was founded by Chuck Davis in 1977 and is the nation’s
largest festival dedicated to African dance. This year, BAM welcomes Umkhathi Theatre Works of
Zimbabwe, as well as Brooklyn’s own BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble, and others.
The festivities kick off with a special pre-Memorial Day opening celebration on May 19 featuring the legendary a capella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK. Full lineup to be announced.