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Step Afrika!, Drumfolk (Photo: Jati Lindsay)
Jati Lindsay

Step Afrika!


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Saturday, September 11, 2021, 7:30 pm


Step Afrika! returns with a tale of resistance, resilience, and reclamation. Grounded in the Stono Rebellion of 1739, which led to the banning of drums among African slaves, Drumfolk celebrates the beat entering the very bodies of persecuted people. When the heartbeat replaces the drumbeat, the people become the drumfolk.

The presentation of Drumfolk was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The presentation of Drumfolk is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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