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Garifuna Collective/ Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater

Friday, August 2, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Crotona Park

1700 Crotona Ave, The Bronx, 10457

The Crotona neighborhood of the Bronx has long been home to a thriving community of Garifuna, descendants of Afro-indigenous people from the Caribbean island of St Vincent who were exiled to the coast of Honduras in the eighteenth century. This SummerStage showcase features music and dance that celebrates the culture’s rich heritage, with performances by the Garifuna Collective, a seasoned group of musicians that spans generations, carrying the torch for their unique Afro-Amerindian cultural heritage, weaving soulful melodies with rhythms both indigenous and African; and by the Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater, a Crotona-based company with an energetic show with live music that will be preceded by a free dance class in the Garifuna style.

+ West African & Garifuna Dance Workshop with Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater

Friday, August 2, 6PM
Crotona Park, BX

Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP is required.


Watch a performance by the Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater here

Food:  Rostacy Jamaican Food,The Fried Kitchen, and Sweet Milk & Sugar DessertsCuisines curated by Bronx Night Market

Community partners: Bronx Sole, Crotona Park Running Club, Bronx Borough President’s Office. Census outreach coordinated by the Association for a Better New York.

+ Free Yoga before SummerStage at 5pm by the Crotona Park Running Club 

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