July 5, 2012 By Markette Smith of WAMU 88.5. – American University Radio Listen to the story on WAMU The annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall brings many sights and sounds, from Calypso bands to organic cooking demonstrations. But a resounding sound coming from a far corner of the Mall seems to overpower all the
By Chris Simkins July 04, 2012 WASHINGTON — One featured attraction at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates the culture in African American neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Many residents have maintained their American traditions along with African cultural roots and they’re trying to pass them to younger generations in the form of art and music. One
We stopped by the VOICE OF AMERICA studios on C Street for an interview that aired live on IN FOCUS, the daily 30-minute program that brings information to viewers across Africa. Check out some of these behind the scenes photos. The experience was amazing and we are so incredibly grateful to our gracious hosts, Ndimyake
by Lisa McFarren-Polgar on February 22, 2012 With every step, every movement of the hips, every turn of the hands and twist of the head, the Taratibu Youth Association’s performing dance company gave expression to the vast experiences of the progeny of the African Diaspora, from South Africa, East and West Africa and the Americas. The young performers’
FOX 5’s Annie Yu stopped by our studio at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier, Maryland to preview our 2012 Black History Month performance, “Youthful Rhythms of the Diaspora.” Annie was so much fun! We had a great time and really appreciated the opportunity to be on Fox 5 Morning News. Thanks to Annie and Fox 5!