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DDDC presents: The Madness of the Elephant

April 5-6, 2013

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Duniya Dance and Drum Company, The African Advocacy Network and Arts and Ideas at the JCCSF present:

The Madness of the Elephant
A West African Dance performance exploring the reign of Guinea’s first president, Sekou Touré

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Directed by Bongo Sidibe
Featuring: Alseny Soumah, Fadima Soumah, Marietou Camara, M’mah Toure, Mariama Bangoura, Joti Singh, Karamba Diabate, Mohammed Kouyate, Moise Bangoura, Jamil Diop, Ousseynou Kouyate, Kahlil Cummings, Kara Mack Cummings

Friday, April 5 and Saturday April 6, 2013, 8pm
Kanbar Hall at the Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
3200 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118
415.292.1200
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Made possible by the generous funding of the Creative Work Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commision, and donors like you!


October 23rd Sunday 12-4pm African Arts Festival 2016 – FREE

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.

For more information, click here.

CounterPULSE presents Performing Diaspora

Red, Saffron and Green

Performing Diaspora at CounterPULSE, featuring new work by Joti Singh.

August 15–18th, 2013; THU-SUN, 8pm

Red, Saffron and Green tells the story of the Gadar party, founded in 1913 in San Francisco by Punjabi activists to fight for Indian independence from the British; Singh’s great­grandfather was the president of this party from 1914­1920. The performance layers Singh’s experiences as the daughter of immigrants, with the life of her great­grandfather and the fight for independence.

More Information: http://counterpulse.org/performing-diaspora/artists/joti-singh/

AUG 8 Festival Kick-off
AUG 10 Symposium
AUG 15 – 18 Festival Weekend One
AUG 22 – 25 Festival Weekend Two
There are many shades of innovation, diaspora, and performance. From first generation culture bearers to third generation hyphenated-Americans, the six artists featured in CounterPULSE’s Performing Diaspora push the boundaries of their performance practice, each rooted in diverse cultural forms. Join us in August for a vibrant kick-off party, a thought provoking symposium, and two weekends of new work by Byb Chanel BibeneJoti SinghJia WuJewlia EisenbergMuisi-kongo Malonga, and Nadhi Thekkek.

Co-presented by: African Advocacy NetworkAmerican India FoundationChinese Culture CenterContemporary Jewish Museum, Jewish Music FestivalMuseum of the African DiasporaOakland Asian Cultural Center

December 10, 2013

Celebrate International Human Rights Day!

6:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St.

American Jewish World Service – AJWS and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco invite you to an evening of music, dance, and food!

Join Ruth W. Messinger, President of AJWS, and Claudia Samayoa, AJWS Grantee and Human Rights Activist, for an inspiring event. Entertainment by Duniya Dance and Drum Company.

February 9, 2014

Luna New Year at Oakland Museum

Oakland Museum’s Lunar New Year celebration!

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 12–4:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Don’t miss this favorite annual festival, as OMCA rings in the Year of the Horse with an array of Asian traditions in arts, crafts, food, demonstrations, live music, dance, family activities, and so much more. Elements of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tibetan and other Asian cultures will be featured in the daylong celebration, including performances such as lion and dragon dances, acrobats, music, dance, magic show, martial arts, storytelling and cooking demonstrations for kids!

March 30, 2014

Asha SF Presents Holi 2014

Sunday, March 30, 12-3 pm, James Lick Middle School, SF.

Holi is the Indian festival of colors. It celebrates the colors and vitality of spring by marking the change of seasons. This year Asha SF is bringing this festival to you, right here in the heart of the city! What better way to welcome spring than by dousing friends with color, enjoying performances, and dancing the day away with a live DJ!

Asha SF is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing basic education to underprivileged children in India, and all proceeds from this event will go towards achieving that goal.

For details and tickets, visit www.ashanet.org/sf/events/holi/2014.

April 11, 2014

CubaCaribe Festival: Moving Forward

Dance Mission Theater, SF.

In honor of the festival’s theme, Artistic Director Ramos Alayo hand-selected exceptional dance companies to create new work that pushes forward, melds, or speaks to the evolution of their genre.

Featuring: Alafia Dance Ensemble, Alayo Dance Company, Cunamacue, Duniya Dance & Drum Company, Las Que Son Son, Las Puras, and Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project.

For more information, please visit cubacaribe.org.

May 28, 2014

Asian Pacific Heritage Month with Miss America

Join us “in conversation” with Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, as she discusses her cultural heritage and being the first woman of Indian-American descent to hold the title. Following the discussion, enjoy Bollywood dancing and more!

6-8 pm, Macy’s Union Square, SF

August 16, 2014

Saturday in the Park McLaren: International Music and Dance Show

Free to the public.

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, John McLaren Park, 100 John F Shelley Drive, SF.
1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Artistic Director Joti Singh 510.213.1537 joti@duniyadance.com