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Samba New York
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Samba New York

Samba New York! is a leading organization in NYC dedicated to Brazilian samba culture, offering shows, drumming classes, and guided music trips to Brazil. The Estado de São Paulo, one of Brazil’s most prominent newspapers, recently praised Samba New York! as “the most famous and active ‘school of samba’ in New York City.” Inspired by...

Yellow Rage
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Yellow Rage

Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh are founding members of the spoken word group Yellow Rage, a dynamic duo of Philly-based Asian American female spoken word poets. Yellow Rage gained international attention when they performed  critically-acclaimed HBO television series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.  Celebrated for their high energy and engaging performances, Catzie and Michelle have...

Staceyann Chin
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Staceyann Chin

Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, co-writer and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey...

Step Afrika!
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Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. We promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. We accomplish this mission through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide.   Stepping is a rising...

Infinite Flow
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Infinite Flow

Infinite Flow is the first professional wheelchair inclusive dance company, comprised of people of all disabilities, including wheelchair users, the deaf, the blind, those with intellectual disabilities and those who don’t identify with a disability. The troupe uses dance as a vehicle to create a more inclusive world and eliminate the stigma and inequality associated...

String Queens
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String Queens

Praised for its “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound”,  The String Queens (TSQ) is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine! With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era tothe Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, TSQ performs versatile programs that...

Intrusion
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Intrusion

INTRUSION is a solo play with 8 characters played by Qurrat Ann Kadwani.  20 years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated until 1 woman comes forward about her rape.  Audiences of all backgrounds and ages can see how we all contribute to the perpetuation of rape culture by understanding how this event affects...

African Soul International
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African Soul International

Since 1998, African Soul has used the arts to keep youth off the streets, bring community together and build bridges of joy and compassion through positive artistic experiences. African Soul offers classes, workshops and conferences that feature our amazing professional artistic team as well as master artists from throughout Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Congo, Liberia and...

They Call Me Q
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They Call Me Q

THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani (Q) transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her...

The People Speak Live
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The People Speak Live

THE PEOPLE SPEAK LIVE brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation, and struggling...