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Africa In America presents

African Diasporic Music & Dance

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Classes & Workshops

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    Ongoing

    SocaFit! Caribbean Fusion Dance Class

    Ezra Myles

    Oakland, CA

    Ongoing

    West African Dance - Outdoors (live drumming)

    Alhassane Camara

    San Francisco, CA

    Multiple Dates

    Bahia Grooves - Online

    Elisita Castanon-Hill

    Berkeley, CA

    Ongoing

    Afro Cuban - Outdoors

    Susana Arenas

    Berkeley, CA

Respect the Technique

Samba Reggae

Samba Reggae is a music and dance genre created in Salvador, Bahia by Afro-Brazilians during the 1970s. It arose in the context of the Black Pride Movement (Movimento Negro) in response to Black Brazilians not being allowed to participate in the Rio samba schools and parades. A mixture of Brazilian samba with Jamaican reggae, Samba Reggae music and dance was born.

Samba Reggae
Ndombolo
Mandé Rhythms
Bomba
Kizomba
Umfundalai
Respect the Technique

Samba Reggae

Samba Reggae is a music and dance genre created in Salvador, Bahia by Afro-Brazilians during the 1970s. It arose in the context of the Black Pride Movement (Movimento Negro) in response to Black Brazilians not being allowed to participate in the Rio samba schools and parades. A mixture of Brazilian samba with Jamaican reggae, Samba Reggae music and dance was born.

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Samba Reggae
Ndombolo

Meet the Masters

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    Naomi Diouf

    West African

    Susana Arenas

    Salsa Rueda, Afro-Cuban

    Youssouf Koumbassa

    West African, Mande Rhythms

    Blanche Brown

    Haitian Folkloric

Musicians

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    Benjamin Stephon Jarne Roberts

    West African

    Alisco

    West African

    Jamil Diop

    West African

    Ashley Foston

    Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Dance Fitness, Pop, Hip Hop Choreo

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Featured Dance Group

Viver Brasil

los angeles, CA, USA

Viver Brasil, a Los Angeles based company founded in 1997 under the artistic direction of Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró, captivates audiences with its irrepressible blend of bold Afro-Brazilian dance theater and exuberant physicality, power, and passion drawn from orixa movement and rhythms, samba, forró, dança afro and bloco afro styles.

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Viver Brasil, a Los Angeles based company founded in 1997 under the artistic direction of Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró, captivates audiences with its irrepressible blend of bold Afro-Brazilian dance theater and exuberant physicality, power, and passion drawn from orixa movement and rhythms, samba, forró, dança afro and bloco afro styles.

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Cunamacué

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Dance Companies

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    Inessence Dance Co.

    Bachata

    Diamano Coura West African Dance Company

    West African

    Duniya Dance & Drum Company

    Bhangra, Bollywood, West African

    In Lak’ech Dance Academy

    Salsa, Bachata, Latin Dance

Celebrate the Community

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    Emily Green

    Hip Hop, House, Cardio Dance, Dancehall, Moving Meditation, Open Style Choreography

    Adetola (Tola) Williams

    Afro-Cuban

    Dana Gerstein

    West African, Afro-Cuban, Salsa Rueda, Reggaeton, Afro-Brazilian, Afro Contemporary, Brazilian, Afro Fusion

    Anne Shields

    Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Afro Fusion, Cardio Dance, Open Style Choreography, Salsa, Latin Fusion, Vogue, Afro-Caribbean, Dance Fitness, Caribbean Dance, Ballet, Tap, Samba, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Pilates, Barre, Pole Dance, Burlesque, Lyra / Aerial Hoop, Trapeze, Acroyoga, Aerial Conditioning, Ballroom , West Coast Swing, Waltz

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