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What Had Happened Was…,An Afro-Urban Musical
Nov
10
to Nov 17

What Had Happened Was…,An Afro-Urban Musical

Afro Urban Society x Bakanal de Afrique in association with Dance Mission Theater, presents

What Had Happened Was…,An Afro-Urban Musical
November 10 7PM The Flight Deck, Oakland
November 16 & 17, 8PM, Dance Mission Theater, SF
Created by Nkeiruka Oruche | Directed by Tossie Long

Get all wrapped up in a hot blooded performance of dance, storytelling, video, afrobeats, soca, hip-hop, blues, dancehall, rumba, soukous, and electrifying visuals! A trail of personal stories will guide as we swivel along a timeline of Afro Urban culture from its birthplace on the cities of Africa, to the beats on the streets of Black America and the world. Ain't no mountain high enough as we raise the roof and raise the questions "Where did we come from?" "Where are we going?" When will we arrive?!"

This event is presented as part of the Afro Urban Society's 2018 Bakanal de Afrique, Afro Urban Festival www.bakanaldeafrique.com

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Bakanal de Afrique 2018
Nov
2
to Nov 24

Bakanal de Afrique 2018

11/2 | 5-10PM | How We Remember | Studio Grand, Oakland
1st Friday Art Exhibit & Mixer featuring new work by Chukwunonso Ofili & Lastarla
Co-presented by Studio Grand

11/10 | 7-10PM | “What Had Happened Was…”, An Afro Urban Musical | The Flight Deck, Oakland
A hot-blooded piece of dance, storytelling, video, afrobeats, soca, hip-hop, blues, dancehall, rumba, soukous, and electrifying visuals! Created by Nkeiruka Oruche. Directed by Tossie Long
 

11/11 | 12-2PM Soukous/Coupe Decale | Dance Mission, SF
Dance w/ Special International Guest
Copresented by Dance Mission Theater

11/16 | 5-9PM | Bakanal at the OMCA | Oakland Museum of CA
Featuring Baba Ken Okulolo & West African Highlife Band, Arnaud Loubayi, DJ Young Fyah and DJ Leydis
Co-Presented by the Oakland Museum of CA

11/16 & 11/17 | 8-11PM | “What Had Happened Was…”, An Afro Urban Musical | Dance Mission, SF
A trail of personal stories will guide as we swivel along a timeline of Afro Urban culture from its birthplace on the cities of Africa, to the beats on the streets of Black America and the world! Created by Nkeiruka Oruche. Directed by Tossie Long Co-presented by Dance Mission

11/18 | 12-1:30PM | Afrobeats Mega | Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland
Afrobeats Dance workshop with LydRock & Philip Agyapong

11/18 | 2-4PM | [The BuckShop] Secondline Dance Workshop & Parade w/ Michelle Gibson & Oakland Secondline Project
Malonga Casquelourd Center
1428 Alice St, Oakland: 2nd Floor, Studio A
Co-presented by The Oakland Secondline Project, Kongo SQ West, nzo.CALIFA Dance Works & Rara Tou Limen

11/18 | 4-6PM | Ijeoma Umebinyuo/for People of African Descent | Solespace, Oakland
Intimate Writing & Discussion session with one of Africa’s best modern poets

11/20 | 7PM | ReelBlackFilms Documentary Night | New Parkway, Oakland
Co-presented by ReelBlackFilms

11/24 | 6-10PM | SUYA x BDA Closing Party w/ Wowo Boyz | East Side Cultural Center, Oakland
Family Friendly Social with Food, Music & Games. Presented by East Side Arts Alliance

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