Black Heritage Expo
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Black Heritage Expo

The Black Heritage Expo is a day to celebrate culture through music, dance, dramatic reenactments, and live poetry. Join ReDefiners World Languages for a day of entertainment, interactive educational experiences and opportunities to connect with local authors, vendors, and artists. This free event is for the entire family! Visit the children's corner for free activities and be sure to check-in for opportunities to win great prizes sponsored by our community partners.

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Tampa Africa Dance Conference
Sep
8
to Sep 10

Tampa Africa Dance Conference

Yaye Fall Inc and Kuumba West African Dancers and Drummers present Tampa's Inaugural West African Dance Conference. Mind, Body and Spirit: Celebrating the Beauty of West African Dance. Come and experience the live drumming, dance classes, vendors and community as we take part in an amazing weekend of culture!

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Black Market: The Rebirth
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Black Market: The Rebirth

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The Black Market Collective presents:

Black Market: The Rebirth. A pop-up market extravaganza featuring music, live performances, and locally owned Black businesses.

As we continue in our quest for full self-sustainability, this time we turn our attention to the Spirit of Renewal as the season of Spring brings us new life, therefore giving us a rebirth.

A Rebirth; a chance to rededicate one's self to the mission we inherited from our great ancestors: to help one another succeed and progress towards full liberation. Our history is rich, and is to be honored and celebrated each and every day we live on this planet. Not by compromised time allotments, but rather naturally in the way we live and treat one anot...her.

"Black Market: The Rebirth" will bring 25+ of the best, locally owned, small Black businesses in the area together, creating a market that will feature an assortment of hand-crafted, high-quality products and services that are useful and attractive in any season. Everything ranging from soulfully inspired art, and exclusive vegan cuisine; to original, inspirational clothing along with handmade pieces of beauty, and beyond. Another opportunity to support a noble cause, by choosing to use your hard-earned dollars to support the growth of our very own entrepreneurs right here among us. Helping to rewrite our history, towards prosperity and greatness once again.

Come out and enjoy a family affair, as we come together to celebrate our lives with good food, good music, and LIVE performances by:

-Ari Chi - Indie/Soul Musician
-Simeon Moore - Percussionist
-Kuumba Drum and Dance - African Drum/Dance Troupe

Hosted by:
-Yourhighness Tafari, Us Community Organization

Food catered by:
Vegg'd Out Vegan Kitchen - Tampa, Fl


To inquire about more information, please contact Gwenee Presley at 727.504.3429, or by email at: ayaessentials@gmail.com.

Doors open at 2:00p. No entry fee. All ages are welcome.

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West African Drum & Dance Workshop
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

West African Drum & Dance Workshop

Before you attend the Black Market event (happening Saturday 4/22 from 2-7pm)...come to our dance and drum workshop to experience a full day of culture in Tampa. We have amazing guest artists coming into town to teach classes! You won't want to miss this event! And you will also want to leave this workshop and accompany us to the Black Market for great vending, shopping and performances....including a performance by Kuumba Dancers and Drummers which will include our guest artists.

Workshop will be held at Leonard's Academy of Dance in Brandon (302 W. Robertson street) starting at 10am sharp and ending at 2pm. We will also have some vendors at our event who will be selling dance skirts etc. So bring extra cash... to shop!

CLASSES:

Drum class with Cheikh N'Dong
10am-11am

Women's Dundun dance/drum with Amo Damas 11am-12:30pm

Children intro to West African class with Niche
11am-12:30pm

Master West African Class with Niche
12:30-2pm


COST:

Each class $15
Two classes for $25
Three classes for $40
*children 3-13 all classes $5
*children 14+/students with college ID all classes $10


EXTRA INFO:
Please bring any instrument you have for drum class

We will have extra drums for you to play for the women's Dundun drum and dance class, but if you have a drum please bring it.

Children are welcome in all classes but we do have one class specially oriented for kids that we suggest all kids take if they want to also take the Master class

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Community Kwanzaa Celebration
Jan
1
3:00 PM15:00

Community Kwanzaa Celebration

Come and join the Tampa Bay Kwanzaa Collective, Kuumba Dancers & Drummers and the Madison Family in a community Kwanzaa celebration.  There will be food, vendors, entertainment and artists.  Donation of fruit from the public would be greatly appreciated.

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TIMINI at the Tampa Theater
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

TIMINI at the Tampa Theater

With pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing dance movements, Kuumba Dancers & Drummers accompanied by a griot weave a folktale of a young girl, Timini from Senegal, who admires a young man in a village but is envied by her mean stepsisters. Come experience this traditional tale of Timini's adventurous journey through African music, dance, storytelling and audience participation!

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