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Cumbe Celebrates Spring With a Full Pink Moon Celebration

Cumbe Celebrates Spring With a Full Pink Moon Celebration




RestorationAR (in the Community Dance Studio)
1368 Fulton Street
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY


Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:00pm




Cumbe Celebrates Spring With a Full Pink Moon Celebration

In honor of legendary choreographer Pat Hall’s founding tradition


(Brooklyn, NY -  APRIL 5, 2022) —  Cumbe continues its 10 year anniversary celebration as it revives a founding tradition of a full moon party! Founding artistic director and world renowned choreographer, Pat Hall helped birth Cumbe, inweaving various African Diasporic customs and traditions into the fabric of the organization. Celebrating the full moon became a fun practice for the Cumbe community as it embraced the feminine energy and power of the moon while welcoming in a new season of love, development and opportunity. 

The Pink Moon Party signifies a return to our founding traditions as we continue celebrating Cumbe’s 10th anniversary. As a BIPOC woman run organization, Cumbe is most excited to revive this tradition and celebrate the women holding these sacred, powerful spaces for the community to fellowship, learn about African Diaspora culture and dance together, especially now.

“Before Cumbe, I was teaching the Pat Hall Community Dance class and students often referred to it as home, church, Asham, temple and other places of spiritual gathering.  It was clear that the community wanted and needed to be together beyond our moments in class. I, along with some of the early students from my class, decided that we needed to continue the 'gathering' and what better way to do it than on a full moon.  The full moon is a powerful time for creativity and for energies to converge, thus the Full Moon Party was born,” says Cumbe’s Founding Artistic Director, Pat Hall. Coming on as artistic director, I wanted to establish a continuation of gathering and community. So the full moon was one of my contributions to Cumbe.  At a time when people feel so disconnected and in need of socialization, it reminds us that what was started 10 years ago is needed now, more than ever!”

Cumbe is celebrating 10 years, together with our amazing teaching artists, bringing the transformative joy and power of African and Diaspora dance to over 20,000 students; of building a community of dancers and musicians who learn, move, connect, laugh and grow together; and of creating a home that fully and passionately explores the wisdom embodied in traditional and contemporary dances from Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas,” says Co-Founder and Executive Director, Jimena Martinez. 

Join Cumbe and the community for an evening of honor and celebration. 


The night will include:

  • A mini Afro-Cuban class with Danys ‘La Mora’ Perez
  • Live Music by Julio Jean & Company
  • Vibes by DJ Sabine Blaizin
  • Beverages Provided by Cas Rum Beverages


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 11:30pm
Location: 1368 Fulton Street - In the Community Dance Studio

We look forward to seeing you soon! Visit www.cumbedance.org for more information.



Cumbe is a home in New York City for the music and dance of the African Diaspora. In the five years since its launch in 2012, Cumbe has set out to house the varied traditions and dances of the African Diaspora–priming itself to offer adult classes in West African, Afro-Cuban, Afro–Brazilian, Afro–Haitian, Caribbean, Modern, Dancehall, dance fitness, Chicago Style Steppin, Samba and Congolese dance among others, as well as creative movement classes for ages 1 to 4. Through dance and music classes, shows, parties, and social events, Cumbe offers the community the opportunity to gather and experience the breadth and power of the music and dances that stem from Africa. Its lectures help educate others about the deep cultural knowledge held in African Diaspora music and dance. Cumbe is an art institution-in-residence at RestorationART. The cultural centerpiece of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation,RestorationART is a dynamic 21st century creative complex that is committed to folding our community into world-class artistic discovery and storytelling in dance, music, theater, visual arts and conversation in the epicenter of Black culture, Central Brooklyn. 

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