This celebration of dance, music and culture offers free admission, with plenty of parking and lots of things to experience, even if you don’t attend the workshops or evening concert.
DanceAfrica Miami presents a 3-day extravaganza called “Connectivity,” to highlight the sights and sounds and artists representing their cultures from Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Congo, Haiti, and Cuba.
When: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6, 2023
Where: Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Visitors to the Children’s Village and Global Marketplace are free to browse the vendors and food trucks; plus there will be crafts and other activities for kids to see and do.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 5-6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Children’s Village will feature:
- face painting
There are many dance workshop packages but if someone wants to purchase individual instruction, the fee is $20 in advance or $25 in person. All performances and classes are indoors.
- Friday classes are 4-9 p.m.
- Saturday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 8 p.m.
- Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
The concert is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Seniors and students are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; children 7 and under are $10 advance, $15 at the door.
Here is the schedule:
- Friday, Aug. 4: Performers from Guinea, West Africa and Mali.
Dance 4-9 p.m.; with drum music 7:30-9 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 5: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with dance and drumming from Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and the Congo.
- Dance Concert Extravaganza: Saturday, Aug. 5; doors open at 7:30 p.m., showtime at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 6: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., with dances from Mali, Liberia, Guinea and Afro Cuban; and drums from Guinea, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Visit danceafricamiami.org for more details.
Watch this YouTube video that captures what to expect:
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