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Dance Africa

Dance Africa is once-a-year event, held every May, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. In addition to dance performances there is also a  three day outdoor "market" that celebrates and showcases the artistic and craft work of a wide range of African cultures and countries. You can buy African clothing, jewelry, hats, body lotions, perfumes, music, and foods  it is estimated that  "Over 200 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace" selling a range of African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.


The annual outdoor market feels more like a big party in a smallish city than a mall. During the Dance Africa Weekend BAM becomes the cross roads for the diaspora. The visitors to Dance Africa's outdoor market have roots in St. Thomas, Barbados, Trinidad, Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria.  Here's a look at some New York City African Street style vibe.

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