Production

DanceAfrica 1993: Sweet 16!

May 23 – 31, 1993


Alternate Title Dance Africa 1993, Dance the African Experience, Debele Sa Kilala, The Griot's Corner, We Celebrate Africa
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description DanceAfrica’s “Sweet 16” took place over the course of two weekends, featuring master classes, the ever-popular bazaar, and performances from many of the festival’s favorites, such as the Charles Moore Dance Theater, Malaki Ma Congo, Sabar Ak Ru Afriq, and more. The opening day celebration featured a libation ceremony honoring Pearl Primus, Babatunde Olatunji, and Chief Bey—three artists whose contribution to African American dance is unsurpassable.  
 
Identifier 1993s.00539
VenueOpera House
dancerIvy Burch, Lavender D. Burris, James K. Green III, Toni K. Hall, Medina Keita, Toya Lewis, Teresa Gail Rouse, Ashi Smythe, Cathy Smith, Cheryl Tatum, Janice Colbert, Janet Washington, Natasha Washington, Lydia LaChapelle, Valencia Barclift, Veronica Resper, Yolanda Dandridge, Sarita Coleman, Melvin Deal, Norman Simmons, Anthony Phillips, Nathaniel Phillips, Kofi Gymerah, Thomas House, Richard Dunston, Derek Rap Hill, Shelia Wilson, Noel Staples, Kilola Maishya, Karen Marcellus, Jovan Zelete Jones, Tahira K.E.W. Guillermo, Cynde Crawford, Harolyn Bowden, Ife Bolden, Janet O'Neal Alleyne, Alyna Thompson, Marguerite St. Clair, Giovanni Romero, Shani Rambert, Lyanna Norris, Monisola Muwusi, Sharri Muschette, Nkechi Joseph, Michelle Johnson, Eshe John, Netchem Hairston, Assantwa Green, Amenawon Green, Amber Green, Adero Green, Varonica Frye, Jessica Brown, Kutendersa Babumba, Basanya Babumba, Yasmine Aljuwani, Brenda Adjei, Lloyd Goodman, Robert Turner, Charmaine, Renee Goodall, June Davidson, Lisa Chapman, Robin Ross, Roselyn Woods, Ayanna Frederick, Delores Sampson, Natiki Hope Montano, Soaries, Barbara Woods, Wavenie Best, Patricia Gittens, Tracey Purvis, Karla McFarlane, Beverly Moore, Tyrone Monroe, Carol Lonnie, Larry Johnson, Jerbean Gilkes, Leslie Brothers, Brian Barnes, Diane Taylor, Patricia McDow, Kevin Rainey, Kavena Coaxum-Smart, Carole Awolowo, Akinwale Robinson, Imani Kahn, Amparo Santiago, Linda Cruz, Constance Martin, Sandra Fela Wiles, Elsan T. Hasan, Phillip Williamson, John Flynn, Salif Badiane, Jacqueline Coban-Martin, Denise Ola DeJean, Cheryl Doyle, M.D., Cynthia Showard-Humphrey, Caren Marshall, Diarra Lansana, Jewel Love, Linda Evans, Andrea Saunders, Luther Sulaiman Wilson, LeRoy Radcliffe, Nafisa Sherriff, Tara Barnard-Williams, Raymond Brown, Charles Thorpes, Rosângela Silvestre, Nem Brito, Loremil Machado, Jair Mansur, Michael B. Martin, Robin Williams, David Moreno, Katia Rios, Stacey Rivers, Kwesi Asante, Adzua B. Opare, Kwame Shaka Opare, Yaa Yaa Akoto, Abena Dinizulu, Kofi Opoku, Kwabena Nkromah, Yao Brima, Yao Odum Opare, Abena S. Nkromah, Yaa Yaa Kumi, Okomfo Nyo, Adzua D. Opare, Esi-Ayisi Dinizulu, Dyane Harvey, Sheryl Pollard Thomas, Patricia Dye-Asante, Eugene Niles, Dina Wright, Bomani Benns, Johari Mayfield, Keiko Tanobe, Laneice Mobley, Esther Grant-Walker, Fritzlynn Hector, Habibbah Ali, Nyree Brown, Bradley Simmons, Freddy Ayinde Rivera, Alicia Rosado Munir, Jason Cade, Latoya Wigfall, Tyrone Thomas, Hisham Tawfiq, Tajh Muhammad, Marla Jones, Safiya Muhammadu, Ifetayo Muhammadu, Kadiyjah Hamin, Naiymah Hamin, Haja Hamin, Zaynab Hamin, Courtney Zinerman, Alexandria Guillopo, Hudain Muhammad, Taquiyya Jones Muhammad, Warda Jones Muhammad, Ndambi Muhammadu, Saduda Muhammadu, Afalalu Muhammadu, Adashima Muhammadu, Nzingah Muhammadu, Naima Muhammadu, Yemaya Muhammad, Odiya Muhammadu Hamin, Ama Fruster, Kibibi Zawadi Haynes, Beverly Rouget, Sakina O'Huru, Nafisa Sharriff, Robin Gee, Adunni Clarke, Carol Johnson, Mark Waymmann, Mamadi Keïta, Melvin Fogle, Lakai Worrell, Glenn Gittens, Njemile Haynes, Majida Sharriff, Asim O'Huru, Bruce Thornton, Arshad Middleton, Tyehimba McCollough, Kevin Whitney, Floyd Sullivan, Anderson Padmore, Greg Morrison, William Harcum, Kwame Densu, Sue Ann Forde, Ateya Ball-Johnson, Sharrone Mitchell, Marge Lawrence, KanKou Keita, Wilhelmina Joseph Moore, Veronica Hunter, Bayinah Harrington, Randee Lynn Grant, Antionette Connell, Paula Coleman, Mwangaza Bandele, Tiffany Thomas, Tina Davis, Tiffany Burrows, Tamika Burrows, Cyrennah Johnson, Lakisha Adams, Taki Hall, Jasmin Mendez, Luther Fontaine, Jerome Hunter, Vanessa Exhem, Yvette Barrows, Chiniqua Reinaldo, Chris Snead, Eunice Reese, Malynthia Spaights, Donna Mendez, Janice Tillery, Tarkeema Lewis, Aisha Hawkins, Amadou Boyle N'diaye, Denean Stephens, Ghizamboule Price, Carol Campbell, Karen Miles, Michelle Larkins, Chemisa Alton, Pat Smith, Marie Pierre, Cayenne Bates, Ayele Wiles, Ayoka Wiles, Marie Basse Wiles, Thelma Martin, Olaifa, Ya Ya Ayele Bandele, Michelle Adams, Aamshep Beale, Anita Peterson, Nathaniel Crowell, Andre Patrice M'Bayero, Anna Wilson, Regina Martino, Wilhelmena Taylor, Sharon Dean, Olubade Carter, Jonathan Robinson III, John Frank Thomas, Jonathan Robinson II, Rick Williams, Obatiye Spells, Donna Ashe-Carnegie, Karim Braithwaite, Aissatou Bey-Grecia, Zucan Abiola Bandele, Ayele Nkromah Bandele, Nancy H. Smith, Kwame Ross, Lee Marieme Priestly, Norma Sahu Maupins, Yewande "Norma" Darade, Claude Lateef Jones, Marcia Ethel Heard, Lindsey Floyd, Ayangbemi Edwards, Philip "Spanky" Williamson, Fleuretta Waltrous, Asia Goodwyn, Nzinga Ewadi, Michele Davis, Eladia Bennett-Clarice, Linda Crews, Vera Clarke, Aysha Livingston, Theonia Myrie, Dennon Scott, Paula Reid, Shavon Norris, Inez Norman, Kherra Taylor, Dawn Thomas, Kybosha Walker, Lynette White-Mathews
director assistant/associateAbdou Kounta, Andara Koumba Rahman-Ndiaye
musicianModibo Keita , Akunda Lumumba, Meshac'h Silas, Erik Smith, Robert Myers, Anthony Ashton, Kevin McCutcheon, Lorenzo Brooks, William Caudle, LaMarcus Doffette, Damien Taylor, Malory Moore, Leslie Moore, Maria Pizarro, Osunkemi Olosun, Valerie Stephens, Shawn Banks, Talu Green, Abiodun McCray, Kazi Oliver, Rick Williams, Obatiye Spells, Joel Berryhill, III, Michael Sampson, Willie White, Ron McBee, James Cherry, Chief Bey, Yomi Yomi Awolowo, Kwame Bukley, Warren Smith, Freddie D. Rivera, Kweyao Agyapon, Jalal Sheriff, Abu Shabazz, Madelyn Yayodele Nelson, Robert Bass, Davi S. Vieira, Marivaldo Pereira, Carlos Brito, Asante Bediako, Kwame Shaka Opare, Kofi Osei Ababio, Akua Duku Anokye, Yao Ababio, Yao Dinizulu, Mensa Dente Botwe Sawyer, Nana Kimati Dinizulu, Oswald Simmons, Kush Muhammad, Olukose Wiles, Gene Osborne, Jr., Gregory Ince, Wallahi Muhammadu, Jirkita Muhammadu, Yaka Muhammadu, Kotoko Muhammadu, Ahmadu Muhammadu, Agaja Muhammadu, Asadallah Muhammadu, Abdullahi Muhammadu, Neil Clarke, "Djeli" Saliou Suso, Jalal Sharriff, Abayneh Chambers, Ayanda Clarke, Cheick Yakhoub Diop, Terrence Thomas, Mwata Sentwali, Joseph Soh Ngwa, Mwandishi Johnson, Gimbu Bandele, Jahi Bern Sherard, Fahamme Sentwali, Steve Hanif McAlister, Margaret Davis, Ray Charles (Kan Kouran), Jerome Hunter, Abdul Hawkins Hutson, Tony Harris, Arthur Maddox, Michael Malik Norwood, Fred Davis, Margaurette Fall, Mar Gueye, Ivan Haywood, Aquah Tcherbu Beale, Enell Met-tat Kefa Flagg, Costes Massamba, Abu Daniels, Diana Taylor, Freddie Natsaka, Marsha Perry, Natalie Ransom, Bradley Simmons, Oswald Simmond
photographerDavid Lee
production manager'Dele Husbands
technical directorElizabeth Grimes
top billingChuck Davis
visual artistRay McLean

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