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Lunch, Concert, and Learn | Black History Month: Yahaya Kamate
February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Lunch, Concert, and Learn
Honoring the African Diaspora & Black History Month
Featuring BAE Teaching Artist: Yahaya Kamate
Time: Friday, February 12th, 1:00 pm
Free admission: We welcome any donations at bronxartsensemble.org/donate
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BAE teaching artist, Yahaya Kamate, joined by his African drumming/dance group, will present the African diaspora through music, dance, and call & response. Also joining Mr. Kamate is an orator, Candace Hundley, who will explain the origins of America’s Black History Month. Mr. Kamate will also elaborate on how he shares his personal story of the African experience with his students.
Heritage” by Countee Cullen. Performed by Ashley Hart Adams.
“Journey to Africa” Yahaya (Flute). LAMBAN (Welcome Dance).
“The Voice of Our Ancestors” Drumming by Moussa Dramé, Vado Diomandé and Yahaya.
Celebrating Black History Month by Candance Hundley
”The Beauty of Women” Sida (Dance). From the south side of the Ivory Coast.
”A Celebration of Being Strong” Performed by Yahaya. Katana (Dance). From the Northern Part of the Ivory Coast.
“Celebration of Fishing” Performed by Jehan Young, Persephone Dacosta, and Yahaya. Kuku (Dance).
Yahaya Kamate, BAE Teaching Artist
Vado Diomandé, Jehan Young, Persephone Dacosta, Moussa Dramé , Yahaya Kamate,
Narrating Voice: Candance Hundley
Ashley Hart Adams, BAE Teaching Artist
Yahaya Kamate is a native of the Ivory Coast. As a former member of the National Ballet of the Ivory Coast, he first came to the United States to honor his country by touring with the ballet in 1994. In 1997, he established himself in the Sunshine State. Kamate performed at Busch Gardens, the Animal Kingdom, and Epcot Center for two years before coming back to New York and the tri-state area where he teaches in both public and private schools. He practices African Dance, Drumming, Modern Dance, and Ballet. Currently, he is an instructor at Alvin Ailey, a performer and dance teacher at Friends Academy, and a Teaching Artist with Bronx Arts Ensemble.