Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance (at Edamama Cute Cuts & More)568 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A multi-disciplinary performing and teaching artist, Jehan currently serves as a company member and corps coordinator for Kotchegna Dance Company, a West African dance company specializing in the dance and drum traditions of the Ivory Coast.
Cumbe is the home for African and diaspora dance in Brooklyn, bringing together classes and cultural education for dances from Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. At Cumbe, young people, adults, and families alike can immerse themselves in the joy and vitality of music and dance from Africa, the Americas, and Caribbean. Through a rich array of classes and dynamic teachers, students from novice to the experienced will learn the rhythms and movements of Senegal, Guinea, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti and a broad range of other cultures. Performances, talks, and dance parties will encourage a deeper understanding of the origins, meaning and evolution of these many dances, as well as connections between them. Marking life moments big and small, joyous and fierce, dances from Africa and countries nourished and inspired by African traditions bring tremendous spirit to our modern lives. Through dance and music, Cumbe creates a community that celebrates exuberance, sensuality, power, and laughter!
Friday, May 26th
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