Powerhouse Traditions

Drumfolk

  • Credits

    By Step Afrika!

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

Electrifying percussive dance fused with contemporary art forms fuels Step Afrika!’s latest production, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739 and the Negro Act of 1740 in South Carolina. State laws mandated that enslaved Africans could not assemble or use their drums which were used to signal the uprising. They took away the drums, but they could not stop the beat. This is the rich and “inspiring” (New York Times) story of a movement that could not be stopped and transformed African American culture from then to the present day. The immersive production will be the first of three as part of a multi-year collaborative partnership between Step Afrika! and Arena Stage.

Cast

Coming soon

Creative

C. BRIAN WILLIAMS

Founder & Executive Director

STEP AFRIKA!

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