BdA 2018 Events




11/2 | 5-10PM | How We Remember | Studio Grand, Oakland
1st Friday Art Exhibit & Mixer featuring new work by Chukwunonso Ofili & Lastarla
Co-presented by Studio Grand

11/7 | 8-9:30PM Soukous/Coupe Decale | Dance Mission, SF
Dance w/ Special International Guest YAPS JOLITO
Co presented by Dance Mission Theater

11/10 | 7-10PM | “What Had Happened Was…”, An Afro Urban Musical | The Flight Deck, Oakland
A hot-blooded piece of dance, storytelling, video, afrobeats, soca, hip-hop, blues, dancehall, rumba, soukous, and electrifying visuals! Created by Nkeiruka Oruche. Directed by Tossie Long

11/16 | 5-9PM | Bakanal at the OMCA | Oakland Museum of CA
Featuring Baba Ken Okulolo & West African Highlife Band, Arnaud Loubayi, DJ Young Fyah and DJ Leydis
Co-Presented by the Oakland Museum of CA

11/17 | 3:20-5:30PM Yaps Jolito: Coupe Decale & Ndombolo | Dance Mission, SF. Copresented by Dance Mission Theater

11/16 & 11/17 | 8-11PM | What Had Happened Was…,An Afro-Urban Musical | Dance Mission, SF
A trail of personal stories will guide as we swivel along a timeline of Afro Urban culture from its birthplace on the cities of Africa, to the beats on the streets of Black America and the world! Created by Nkeiruka Oruche. Directed by Tossie Long Co-presented by Dance Mission Theater

11/18 | 12-1:30PM | Afrobeats Mega | Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland Afrobeats Dance with LydRock & Philip Agyapong- BdA 2018

11/18 | 2-4PM | The BuckShop! Second Line Dance Class w/ Michelle Gibson
Malonga Casquelourd Center
1428 Alice St, Oakland: 2nd Floor, Studio A
Co-presented by The Oakland Secondline Project, Kongo SQ West, nzo.CALIFA Dance Works & Rara Tou Limen

11/18 | 4-6PM | Dismantling Silence | Ijeoma Umebinyuo | Discussion & Writing | Solespace, Oakland
Intimate Writing & Discussion session with one of Africa’s best modern poets

11/24 | 6-10PM | Suya Social x Bakanal de Afrique Closing Party | East Side Cultural Center, Oakland
Family Friendly Social with Film, Open Mic, Food, Music & Games. Co-Presented by East Side Arts Alliance