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April 2017

Artist Talk & Performance: “Where We Belong- Artists in the Archive | Philadelphia, PA”

April 8, 2017
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Saturday, April 8, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA On April 8th, South Asian American Digital Archive will host a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists, academics, and archivists to explore ways to challenge the systematic erasure of stories of marginalized communities in America. The symposium will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and will premiere works from five artists - musicians, visual artists, and dancers - who have engaged SAADA’s archives to find inspiration from overlooked histories…

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Auditions for Duniya Drum and Dance Company

April 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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…

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April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dan Dryston Theater, 555 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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ASAWA SOTA - DAN JRYSTON THEATER 555 Portola Drive San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States   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…

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June 2017

Resistance Mixtape, Volume 1

June 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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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…

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Celebrate Americans for the Arts Leadership Awards

June 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, 333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, ca United States
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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…

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July 2017

African Drum and Dance workshop

July 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
TIGER Studio Drum&percussion, ซอย สวนผัก 2 แยก 6
Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand
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คยพาทุกท่านไปเวิร์คช๊อปกลองแอฟริกันกันมาแล้ว!! แต่วัฒนธรรมดนตรีของแอฟริกันนั้นแยกเสียงกลองกับการเต้นออกจากกันไม่ได้หรอก ครั้งนี้มาสนุกกับเวิร์คช๊อป African Drum & Dance กันเถอะ!! พิเศษสุดคือวิทยากรของเรา Bongo Sidibe และ Joti Singh เป็นคู่สามี-ภรรยา และเป็นตัวจริงด้าน African Drum & Dance ที่เปิดสถาบันสอนอยู่ที่ซานฟรานซิสโก ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา Bongo Sidibe เป็นชาวกินี (Guinea) เป็นลูกศิษย์สายตรง และเติบโตมาในย่านเดียวกับ Mamady Keita (มามาดี เคตา) มือเจมเบ้ชื่อดังที่สุดแห่งยุคที่เป็นผู้ริเริ่มระบบการสอนเจมเบ้สมัยใหม่ให้กับสถาบัน Tam Tam Mandingue นอกจากเป็นลูกศิษย์แล้ว Bongo ยังช่วยอัดเสียงและช่วย Mamady เวิร์คช๊อปอยู่บ่อยครั้ง (Bongo แอบบอกมาว่าในการสอนครั้งนี้เค้าจะถ่ายทอดวิชาจาก Mamady อย่างเต็มที่ ใครที่เป็นแฟนของ Mamady ก็ไม่ควรพลาดนะครับ) ส่วน Joti Singh นั้นเรียนการเต้นแอฟริกันมาตลอด 20 ปี จากทั้งที่อเมริกา และบินไปเรียนที่กินีด้วยตัวเอง ปัจจุบันนอกจากจะสอนเต้นแฟริกันแล้ว ยังสอนการเต้น Bhangra (การเต้นพื้นบ้านของปัญจาบ ทางเหนือของอินเดีย) และสอนการเต้น Bollywood ด้วย โดยปัจจุบันเป็น Artistic Director ของ Duniya Dance and Drum Company ( การเวิร์คช๊อปจะแบ่งออกเป็น 2 วัน (เสาร์ที่ 8 กรกฎาคม…

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September 2017

Elsie Street Block Party Performance

September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Elsie St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Elsie St, San Francisco, CA 94110, Elsie St
San Francisc, 94110 United States
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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.

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October 2017

Yerba Buena Night Performance

October 14, 2017
Jessie Square, 736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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.    

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December 2017

“An Evening for Hope” Performance December 16th

December 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
LEVYdance, 19 Heron St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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…

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January 2018

5-Week West African Drumming Performance Workshop with Bongo Sidibe

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1832 Castro St., 1832 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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DETAILS: 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. PRICE: $125 with your…

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