Cumbe Celebrates Black History Month with African American Social Dance
CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE
Why do we dance? Everyone around the world dances. But what makes Black dance special? It’s about the survival of tradition, celebration, release, connection, worship and love. Black social dance is the heartbeat of American culture and permeates throughout the world, influencing societies in magical ways.
This month, we are celebrating and exploring the influence of Black American Social Dance with fun classes like Line Dancing and Chicago Style Stepping along with workshops like Jazz! and AfroClub Dance. Cumbe is dedicated to sharing the diversity of the African diaspora through dance and music. This month is about exploring the African Diaspora that lives right here in America.
We also invite you to join us for a series of talks and lectures. This month, we are talking about Jazz dance with performing artist LaTasha Barnes and taking a historical journey into the world of Black Social Dance in an immersive lecture with Dani Criss The Artist. These educational experiences are donation based and great for any age.
Finally, check out this month's reading list.
Ongoing Featured Classes:
Wednesdays @ 12pm ET – Line Dancin' In the Livin' Room with Kadie
Saturdays @ 1pm ET – Chicago Style Steppin' with Yvette and NY Steppers
Wednesday Feb. 3 @ 6pm ET – Afro Club with Sanchel Brown
Sunday Feb. 7 @ 2:30 pm – Jazz with LaTasha Barnes
Sunday Feb. 14 @ 2:30pm ET – Afro Club with Sanchel Brown
Tuesday, Feb. 9 @ 7pm ET – Cumbe Café: Jazz! with LaTasha Barnes
Sunday, Feb. 14 @ 4pm ET – Native Tongue: The Evolution of African American Social Dances with Dani Criss