Sundays from10:30am to 12pm, from 1/28/18-3/2/18
1832 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94131
Learn Djembe and Dounoun West African drumming during this 5-week workshop and perform with Duniya Dance and Drum Company at our 10-year anniversary celebration on Friday March 2nd at Dance Mission Theater San Francisco.
Bongo Sidibe is from Guinea, West Africa. He’s the Musical Director of Duniya Dance and Drum Company, as well as Vocalist and Percussionist with the Dogon Lights band.
$125 with your own drum
$150 with drum rental
Thursday evening, March 1st, time TBD.
March 2nd performance starts at 8pm.
Join Duniya Dance & Drum Company for our 10th Anniversary Celebration, composed of 3 performances with opportunities for you to eat, drink and participate!
March 2-4, 2018
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Friday, March 2nd at 8pm Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm, After Party Sunday, March 4th at 4pm, Children’s Matinee (all ages welcome!) DJ dance party following performance *Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink will not performed at this show.
General Admission $25
Youth Under 18 $10 for Sunday Students and Artists $20 VIP Opening Night $40 Super Supporter $65 (the best seats in the house) *All ticket sales include access to our post-performance party on Saturday 3/3!
This program includes a wide range of Duniya Dance & Drum Company’s repertoire, including Bhangra, Bollywood, Dancehall, Afro-Pop, spoken-word, and live West African dance and drumming.
“Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink” A dance/spoken-word exploration of the Ghadar Party and intersections with contemporary acts of resistance.
In the early 1900’s, Joti Singh’s great grandfather lived in San Francisco and was the president of the Ghadar Party, a political party fighting for the independence of India from the British. Blood and Ink overlaps the political action of the Ghadar Party, with present day activism; linking the Ghadar party’s strategic diversity with today’s uniting of minority movements. The performance uses Bhangra dance, music, and spoken-word to explore its themes.
“Zindagi Ek Safar” Bhangra/Bollywood/Dancehall/Afro-Pop Explore the history of Duniya’s repertoire with some of our favorite pieces “Wahkily”Live West African dance and drumming
Sunday’s performance is a children’s matinee, featuring “Zindagi Ek Safar” and “Wahkily” West African. The celebration continues after the performance with a children’s DJ dance party!
19 Heron St, San Francisco, California 94103
Join us for an evening of music, food, community discussion and performances. Our goal is to raise $2,500 to support undocumented immigrants who were affected by the North Bay fires. All proceeds will go to Undocufund, which will ensure that undocumented families in Sonoma County impacted by the fires will have the support and resources they need to recover and rebuild.
The evening is co-sponsored by Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, an organization which works to build the voting power of low-income immigrants, refugees and young people of color across California.
Join us for an evening of performances, healing, hope and community led discussion to remind our community that all people regardless of migration status are full and equal citizens and deserve support.
Duniya will do a short performance at this free event on Elsie Street in Bernal Heights. The performance will be followed by a dance lesson.
Yerba Buena Night is one of San Francisco’s biggest free evening performance and visual art events. For one night you’ll hear upbeat bands, witness thought provoking visual artists, watch entertaining and fun performances, experience uplifting dance, and encounter many more surprises.
Come back together for a special plenary celebrating the winners of the Americans for the Arts Leadership Awards and exploring the complex interchange between politics and the arts in our current political climate. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will share some thoughts about the role of the arts in politics (and vice versa) and will then join Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert Lynch for a wide-ranging conversation and Q&A. #aftacon
Presenters Nancy Pelosi House Democratic Leader
United States House of Representatives
San Francisco, California
Robert Lynch President and CEO
Americans for the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia
Abel Lopez Associate Producing Director
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, District of Columbia
Part of Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum and our current exhibition #TombTreasures.
Resistance Mixtape, Volume 1, brings together Bay Area activists and artists for an evening of performance, storytelling, history, and inspiration.
Join movement elders and activist musicians, poets and organizers — and discover ways to plug in to the resistance. Performers and presenters include Joti Singh, Pam Tau Lee, Zakia Afrin, Aparna Kanungo, Rupert Estanislao, Rupa Marya, and Zahra Billoo.
This event is curated by Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.
(original photo of Joti Singh by Kegan Marling)
Thursday, June 1 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Free with museum admission ($10 after 5 PM)
World Music+ Dance students from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts present their annual Takeover performance, featuring Japanese Taiko Drumming, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & West African Drumming & Dance, Bhangra & Bollywood Dance,Tahitian X Taiko Crossover, Mariachi Band, and the debut of the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. Plus Senior student compositions!
As always, this should be an electrifying, high-energy event!
The kids Bollywood dance performance will include students from more than 8 different schools!
Friday’s performance will feature students from Bessie Carmichael Elementary School and Paul Revere Middle School.
Duniya Dance and Drum Company is looking for dancers trained in a variety of styles. We do evening-length theater performances, school assemblies, festival performances, and private gigs, such as weddings, business events, and parties. Most performances are paid; at this time rehearsals are not paid. Rehearsals are Wednesdays and some Fridays 6:30-8:30pm in San Francisco.
If you pick up choreography quickly, have performance experience, and are trained in West African, Bhangra, Bollywood, or any other dance forms, come audition for us! Please be prepared to show us a short choreography, up to 1 minute, in any style, and bring your music on a phone or mp3 player.
Date: Friday, April 14th
Location: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 So. Van Ness, between 18th and 17th St.
There are many ways to support Duniya’s creative work and teaching. Your donations directly fund new costumes, and hiring professional editors to put together our videos from “Half and Halves,” and “Lanyee,” so that we can continue to promote and perform these shows. They also help us to secure rehearsal space, create our promotional materials, and cover general operating expenses. All tax-deductible donations are made through our fiscal sponsor, Dancers’ Group (dancersgroup.org).
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