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Dance Africa

Dance Africa: Pittsburgh, Connecting the World Through Dance is a weekend of festivities arranged with community greetings and conversations, film screenings, and performances. Featuring both youth and adult performances, the LAP wishes to reflect the beauty of community art through song, dance, drumming, visual art, and spoken word, all with the intention of sharing gifts with the world.


The 8th Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2019
'We Are the World'

July 26 • July 27 • July 28

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Join us for the 8th installment of DanceAfrica: Pittsburgh. This year’s edition is themed “We Are the World” and seeks to create the world as we imagine it can be—through dance, music, workshops, African marketplace, community meet-and-greet, and performances. Come see the stage light up with the creativity of some of Pittsburgh amazing dancers and choreographers.

DanceAfrica: Pittsburgh 2019 is a program of Legacy Arts Projects made possible with support from Small Arts Initiative of the Heinz Endowment.

Saturday, July 27

@ Alloy Studios • 5530 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Suggested Cost: $7 • $10 • $15 • Pay what makes you happy!



10:00a - 11:30a • Chrisala Brown

Chrisala Brown

Chrisala Brown


11:30a - 1:00p • McDaniel Roberts

McDaniel Roberts

McDaniel Roberts

West African

1:00p - 2:30p • Djapo Cultural Arts Institute

Djapo Cultural Arts Institute

Djapo Cultural Arts Institute

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If you have a trip to the Motherland on your bucket list, the Legacy Arts Project served up a taste of the diaspora when it presented the third Dance African Pittsburgh program at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on April 26.
— C. Denise Johnson, New Pittsburgh Courier
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About Founder: Baba Chuck

Founded 37 years ago, Dance Africa is directed by the legendary ‘Baba’ Chuck Davis, world traveler, scholar, and granddad to all. His commitment to honoring elders and ancestors reminds the generations of the value of learning from and retaining knowledge from traditional cultures.