Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) kicks off its 2018-2019 season with its 13th Annual DanceAfrica, October 5-6, 2018, in the Dallas Arts District. The Friday and Saturday evening performances at the Moody Performance Hall feature guest artist Washington, D.C. based Step Afrika!, which celebrates the historic connection between African dance and stepping. Co-sponsored by MUFG Union Bank and Texas Commission on the Arts, DanceAfrica celebrates the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa
Maybe the most famous African musical artist in the world, The Grammy Award winning Youssou N'Dour's influence stretches far outside the realms of music. Infact, he has spent much of the last few years in politics. While his 2012 Presidential bid was unsuccessful, he was subsequently appointed Senegal's Minister of Tourism. Alongside his political work, N'Dour is tireless campaigner for and promoter of his home country and for a more balanced representation of Islam in the Western World, as portrayed in the 2008 documentary I Bring What I Love.
Mélange brings together fashion, food, performance, talks and yoga to create a colorful evening that beautifully reflects the diversity for which South Florida is widely recognized. The night opens with Yoga & Dub, a fusion of modern dance and spiritual practice with the rub-a-dub sounds of DJ Corey Chase - effectively setting the tone for this cultural cornucopia.
Twenty years since they were formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System have announced new studio album 'The Source' to be released in early 2016 on ECC Records.