Haiti and the Dominican Republics feudal tendencies are notoriously historic, so its rare to see anything that brings both sets of Hispaniolas nationals together for a cultural love festbut it can be done (with dance battles being the closest thing to a fight). Promoter Razas Dominican-Haitian Invasion celebrates the bond that ties the countries together (their ubiquitous African ancestry), starting with a free dance class and followed by a performance by the Grupo Kalunga dance ensemble, who will be showing off the traditional dance movements practiced by the Congolese slaves who were brought to the island. What comes next is a foot-stomping dance party with Haitian DJ/producer/artist/musician Jephté Guillaumewhos worked with everyone from Mary J. Blige and Sting to Slick Rick and Destinys Childand Dominican artist/DJ David Medina.
Fri., Feb. 29, 6 p.m., 2008
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.