STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION

When:
January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Where:
Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda
MD 20852
Cost:
$35–$75

STEP AFRIKA!
STEP XPLOSION
Sunday, January 12, 2020
5PM
Tickets: $35–$75
Strathmore is proud to welcome back Step Afrika!, the first professional organization dedicated to the African American tradition of stepping. This performance begins with a showcase of the region’s finest step squads featuring lightning-fast footwork, percussive chants, and incredible synchronicity. In addition to Step Xplosion, Step Afrika! will showcase a portion of their new work, Drumfolk, commissioned by Strathmore. Drumfolk honors the heritage of step and places the evolution of this vibrant art form in its historical context. Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap, Drumfolk reflects on the harsh realities of the American South and celebrates the fortitude of the slaves who practiced these transcendent musical forms.

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