Step Afrika!

Thursday, February 16, 2023
UCSB Campbell Hall

“In the bodies of these skilled performers, the beat is obviously unstoppable. Again and again, the dancers pick it up and pass it around with clapping hands and stomping feet, through the legs, behind the back, defiant and unified and inspiring.” The New York Times

Drums were once outlawed among enslaved Africans in the American South as a way of curtailing communication, connection and culture. But rhythm could not be suppressed, and it was preserved and transmitted through body percussion: juba, hambone, tap dance and stepping. Step Afrika! continues and extends the long tradition of stepping, integrating contemporary dance and art forms with songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation to create a compelling artistic experience that will leave your heart pounding. 

Event Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold

Presented in association with the following UCSB Departments: Center for Black Studies ResearchDepartment of Black Studies, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Through its Justice for All Programming Initiative, A&L remains committed to addressing issues of social injustice

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