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"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."
Maya Angelou

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  • ABDM's 38th Year of African Rooted Dance & Music Performance & Education

    Preserving the legacy of African rooted dance, music and folklore, as it reflects the lifestyles of African descendants in the Diaspora. A fundraising reunion of past ABDM educators and performers is planned for October 5, 2013. At our Festival of Arts & Culture, we will recognize some of the pioneers and masters of the dance and music in this region.

  • 40th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

    ABDM will celebrate its 40th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration (formerly held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. School). December 7, 2013, the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All are invited to share in the festivities. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from December 26th - January 1st in many communities.


  • Boston Conservatory - African Diaspora Styles - SEPT-MAY 2012/2013

    A two semester course for dance majors begins September 2012 and runs thru May 2013, at the  Boston Conservatory.  Under the direction of Dance Educator De Ama Battle, the course focuses on cultural styles and background of the dance and music traditions of the African Diaspora.  Musical assistance by Mamadou Lynx N'Diaye and Akili Haynes.