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POM Performance: DanceAfrica's Pre-Opening Ceremony at Weeksville

Posted by pureonyxmovement on April 1, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Dance Africa is a Memorial Day weekend tradition!

DanceAfrica is packed with dance, music, art, film, and community events—plus the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. Acknowledgement of ancestors is an integral component of DanceAfrica. The festival for it begins at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn with music, dance, and the Council of Elders performing libation ceremonies to honor those who have passed on to the ancestral grounds.  

During the 19th century, the village of Weeksville was a vibrant and independent African American community. The contemporary center includes three historic structures and will expand in 2011 with the completion of the 19,000 square foot Education and Cultural Arts Building. Visit weeksvillesociety.org for more information.

And this year Pure Onyx Movement will be honoring the ancestors too!  Join us as we perform Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Location TBA!

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3 Comments

Reply Leila BadHabit Brown
1:53 PM on April 5, 2011 
I can't wait... I'll call it my early earthday gift to me... Watchin my Sistas work their crafts... Peace & Light!
Reply Gia
4:32 PM on April 8, 2011 
I'm so blessed and honored that Baba Chuck Davis asked POM to do a special piece deciated to our Ancestors!

We are meeting tonight to work on our costumes for this piece.

Im sure they will be pleased!
Reply GIA
5:42 PM on April 19, 2011 
We are 5 mins into our piece! I cant wait to finish it tomorrow! I know they will be pleased that the Art of Belly dance has fund its way to the Dance Africa family!

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