Join us for Carnaval!


Bhangra, Bollywood and West African dancers of all skill levels needed!

We are joining forces with the Bissap Baobab Restaurant to bring some Indian and West African Flavors to the Carnaval Parade on May 29th!

Come be a part of our contingent! You can choose to be part of the Bhangra/Bollywood or West African performance group.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Saturdays, 10am-11:30am, beginning March 26th
Bhangra and Bollywood Carnaval Rehearsal

Sundays, 10-11:30am, beginning March 27th
West African Carnaval Rehearsal

During the last 2 weeks before Carnaval, both groups will meet together on Saturday mornings.

All rehearsals take place at the Bollyhood Cafe Dance Studio, 3372 19th St., betw. Capp and Mission

Rehearsals are $12 each
Costumes will be $50-$75 (exact amount to be determined). If you don’t have the funds, there may be opportunities for work-exchange.

Sign up by emailing jotiatduniyadancedotcom with your phone number and which contingent you’d like to be part of. We look forward to celebrating Carnaval with you!

Duniya Dancehall Friday

 Duniya Dance and Drum Company + Wontanara Revolution!

Duniya Dancehall is a unique event featuring live dance, live music and a fantastic DJ or two. We mix Bhangra, Bollywood, African and Reggae music and dance all into one night and call it a party. We won’t be throwing this event every month this year, so come check us out while you can.

What happens when you mix Bhangra, House and Dancehall? We’ll be presenting an exciting piece which will answer that question. Come on the earlier side for dance performances and a Bhangra lesson with Duniya Dance and Drum Company, and stay late to get your dance on with Wontanara Revolution!

Cover is only $5!

Friday February 3 at Baobab Village, 10pm
3372 19th St., San Francisco
$5 cover

Check out our video from November’s Duniya Dancehall: Duniya Dancehall

And here is the new video from Wontanara Revolution!: Root Boy

SF World Percussion Arts Festival

March 16-18, 2012

Duniya Dance and Drum Company will perform as specials guests at the SF World Percussion Arts Festival, with Wontanara Revolution at the Saturday after-party!

A Rhythmic Celebration Of World Percussion and Dance!
Taiko, Tabla, African Drumming and More!!!!
SF’s Only World Percussion Festival!

TICKETS HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/229541

Please join us Saturday night, immediately following the show for an after-party with Wontanara Revolution, also at Dance Mission. Tickets are $10 for the after-party and can also be purchased at the above link.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

June 22-24, 2012

Duniya performs at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival!

Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd, Duniya rocks the Village Stage with Bhangra and Bollywood sets on Saturday and West African dance and music on Sunday. Each set also includes a dance lesson for the audience. We are lucky to be accompanied by great musicians Karamo Cissokho, Moise Bangoura, Moussa Traore, Djamil Diop and Adama Diop.

City Hall’s Rotunda Series

September 7, 2012

Duniya will be performing at City Hall in San Francisco as part of the Rotunda Series presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West. The performance will take place at noon.

Bringing the Bay Area’s most acclaimed dance artists to San Francisco City Hall, the Rotunda Dance Series is thrilled to announce our 2012 season.

Join us for these FREE lunchtime performances amidst the grandeur of City Hall, presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

To cultivate respect for traditional forms, foster cultural exchange, effect social justice and engage in community building, Duniya Dance and Drum Company performs and teaches traditional and innovative performance pieces from Guinea, West Africa and Punjab, India. The word duniya means “world” in a wide array of languages, including Punjabi, Arabic, Susu and Wolof. Duniya’s work embodies this word, as it explores the forces that have brought together the members of the company and their dance and drum styles, including, but not limited to, colonization, globalization, immigration, art, dance, music and love.

Yerba Buena Night

Join Duniya Dance and Drum Company at Yerba Buena Night, an evening of free outdoor music, art, dance and performance!

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 4pm – 10pm

Duniya’s performance time TBA!

Yerba Buena Night is a free evening arts festival in the heart of San Francisco’s most exciting district. Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art, and dance. There will be three main performance stages, a video performance area, art installations, live street performances, and a gallery walk.


Saturday, October 13, 2012 4:00pm – 7:00pm Yerba Buena Gallery Walk presented by the Yerba Buena Alliance: The Yerba Buena district is home to some of the most eclectic contemporary art in the nation and they’ll all be on display for you.

7:00pm – 10:00pm Yerba Buena Night program: Music, art installations, video, dance, and performance.


Yerba Buena Lane, Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens Terrace, and the Eastern Garden Walkway.

More info at www.ybnight.org

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Artistic Director Joti Singh 510.213.1537 joti@duniyadance.com