Tuesday, September 13, 2011

West African Dance and Drum at Dance Piazza

On Saturday, September 3, the typically quiet and contemplative Art Park at Corry and Dayton Streets was transformed into a high-energy showcase of West African Dance and Drum led by BabaaRitah Clark and her all-girl performance group Akwaaba. The event was hosted by Judith "DJ JuJu" Wolert-Maldonado as part of her bi-monthly Dance Piazza.

The final Dance Piazza event of the season will be this Saturday, September 17, and will feature Rick Good & Friends, who will perform old time music and teach Appalachian Clogging from 7-8 p.m. Rick Good is a founding member of the Hotmud Family and a twenty-four year veteran of Rhythm In Shoes.

From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., DJ Juju will spin Latin dance tunes (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton), along with other world dance music including Afro-beat, Bhangra, Middle Eastern, club, old-school R & B and more.

The event is free and open to all ages.

photos and video by Susan Gartner -- September 3, 2011