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bay area, California

November 2-24  2018

 
 
 
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an Afro Urban festival

Bakanal
de Afrique

The gifted child of Afro Urban Society, BdA brings us together across cultures, and showcases new, emerging and underground urban art, culture and people through performance, workshops, visual media and conversations. The festival features multiple days of events in collaboration with artists and various organizational partners. Find out more

 
 
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BAKANAL DE AFRIQUE 2018

WEY YOU
DEY?

This year, our theme explores the history of urban African culture by asking people of the Diaspora to reflect on a specific moment in their lives and to create a story from that moment. Our festival is anchored by our highlight event, a full-length dance-theater piece 'What Had Happened Was...' An Afro-Urban Musical

 
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NOV 10, 16.17 | What Had Happened Was…: An Afro-Urban Musical

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nov 11 & 18 | Afro Urban Dance Workshops

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nov 2: Art Exhibit & social at studio grand

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Nov 16: Bakanal at the Oakland Museum

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nov 20: documentary film & panel session at the new parkway

 
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BdA 2018 Partners

Who a Dem?

 

The salt and pepper of our food. Connecting the dust here to the concrete there.

 
 
 
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get involved

Wanna Play?

 

Join the party! Whether you're an artist who wants to submit work to be featured, or you want to donate to support the project, or you just want to come do what needs to get done. We have room for you. Learn More

 
 
How do we give roots to the diaspora spread overseas who may never return? The lost. The dreamer. The worker. How do we communicate across languages forgotten, forced or adopted? Connecting the dust here to the concrete there.
— Bakanal de Afrique
 
 
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