July 2015 | Legacy Arts Newsletter

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Dance Africa, FABA Parties and Summer Programs
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Dance Africa is Coming! Dance Africa is Coming! 
In just two short weeks, the 4th Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2015, "The Healing", will hits the stage and streets of Pittsburgh. Working in collaboration with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, the electrifying show lights the way on July 17 & 18 at 8pm. And in conjunction with the Harambee Ujima Black Arts Festival, Dance Africa brings the feature performance group, Kulu Mele, to the Homewood YMCA for an African/Afro Caribbean dance workshop on July 18th at 12:30pm. We are doing it big to celebrate Black Arts in Pittsburgh. Looking for you to join us in the festivities!

And BTW, we are having a ticket promo thru tomorrow, buy-one-get-one on adult tickets. Visit our website or stop at one of the ticket locations: Ujamaa Boutique, Jamil's Global Village or King of Kings Studio Art.
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Community Events

Jerk Fest. Sunday, July 5 2015 at Rhododendron Shelter. Highland Park, Lake Drive. Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information, call (412) 339-7253

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And it seems that we are always up to something...
If you weren't able to attend our latest FABA party, no worries! We're throwing another one in conjunction with Cafe  Con Leche taking place July 5 from 2pm-5pm at Assemble, 5125 Penn Avenue, 15224. We hope to see you there with your friends and family! 

Stay tune for more information!
To learn more information about Cafe Leche visit cafeconlechepgh.org
The Bara Makona Summer Program is off-and-running and in full swing. An example of common-unity, the Legacy Arts Project and the Sankofa Village for the Arts, join forces to provide arts and cultural enrichment activities for youth from ages 5-14. Coming up at the end of the program, the students will showcase their talent and creativity at a culminating performance. Many thanks to the Grable Foundation and Heinz Endowments for their support in bringing this inaugural program to the youth and families of our community!
Soul Dean and Jacquea Mae rocking the mic.

FABA Party Recap

May 29 marked this years FABA (For Artist By Artist) Party, taking place at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. [add here] This years performers included, singers, rappers, and spoken word [reword] Kids and adults got the chance to create their own bags by silk screening with Saihou Njie, watch live painting by Dion Jacob and join in on some African dancing out in the open air vestibule of the the theater. East Liberty was alive with the vibrations of African drumming wafting through the streets. 

Below are a few photos captured from this event. Visit our Facebook page to view more. 

"Grace", by Saihou Njie

"As a woman is healed, so too is the world." ~ Erin Perry
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