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African Dance and Drum

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AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM

short performance and class

January 23, 2022 @ 2:30 pm | Livestream | Free and Open to All

The presentation will include an all-levels African Dance & Drum class led by CMDE instructor and Ivory Coast native YahYa Kamate, accompanied by an additional professional dancer-drummer, and feature a short performance by the artists and additional dancers.

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As part of NJ Arts Community National Day of Racial Healing Events to promote racial healing through the healing power of drums and dance. African dance and drum belong to a much larger global community that keeps us connected through music, dance, and song, allowing us to feel our connections to each other, and a “sense of place” on EARTH.
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This event is offered in connection with The National Day of Racial Healing, part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing & Transformation efforts, and is supported by the Creating Change Network in partnership with the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center at Rutgers University – Newark. The Creating Change Network is a program hosted by New Jersey Theatre Alliance and ArtPride New Jersey that aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community. The activities of the Creating Change Network are made possible by the generous support of the Grunin Foundation.