African Arts Festival celebrates diverse and vibrant Bay Area arts scene

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12pm-4pm

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre
40 John F. Shelley Drive, McLaren Park
San Francisco, CA 94134


We’ll be providing a free shuttle from Glen Park BART station to the festival location in McLaren Park!Inspired by the diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area’s African arts scene, Duniya Dance and Drum Company is presenting its second African Arts Festival!Featuring performance by:
* Alayo Dance Company (Cuban/Modern)
* Chinyakare Ensemble (Zimbabwean)
* Fua Dia Congo (Congolese)
* Rara Tou Limen (Haitian)
* Shabbal Dance (Sudanese)
* The West African Dance Ensemble (Ghanaian)
* Duniya Dance and Drum Company (Guinean)
* Domou Africa (Senegalese)
* Students from the World Music and Dance department of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.
Plus dance lessons with a couple of the performing groups.Special addition! Face paint by Fanny Ochoa and children’s book reading with Rob Trujillo.The festival will feature performing arts groups representing cultural traditions from different regions of Africa and the African diaspora. Vendors will sell traditional food, clothing, and instruments. Admission is FREE!We’d like to express our appreciation to our Sponsor Marco Senghor and Bissap Baobab Village and our funder the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, and the Fleishhacker Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival! #africanartsfest

Free Shuttle  pickup site at Glen Park BART is right on Diamond Street; the shuttles are highly visible (turquoise with the Chariot logo).  The shuttles seat 14 people and it’s first come, first served.

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Artistic Director Joti Singh 510.213.1537