Alternate Title Bridge to Cultural Rejuvenation and Enlightenment, Dance Africa 2008
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire
Description The 31st annual DanceAfrica festival, subtitled “Bridge to Cultural Rejuvenation & Enlightenment,” featured the Gambian ensemble Ceesay Kujabi and the Bachinab; as well as Giwayen Mata, the Atlanta-based women’s dance, percussion and vocal troupe. In addition to the master classes, music, art, and bazaar offerings, 2008 marked the distribution of the first Samuel H. Scripps BAM Scholarship Fund, which was awarded to several young performing artists who had participated in BAM’s arts education programs.