Chuck Davis’s DanceAfrica festival has celebrated performance, film, and art from the continent and its diaspora for 34 years. This year, the Memorial Day Weekend tradition continues by focusing on dance from that mysterious island just 90 miles from the U.S., in conjunction with the ¡Sí Cuba! Festival. Afro-Cuban gagá and son performers Ballet Folklórico Cutumba headline, along with Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble, and BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble. Also returning this year: the fest’s popular outdoor bazaar.
Fri., May 27, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 28, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 29, 3 p.m.; Mon., May 30, 3 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 18, 2011