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The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for its 38th year May 22 to 25, bringing together performance, art, film and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and the Diaspora.

This year’s program celebrates Brazil, tracing the transatlantic roots of the country’s vibrant music and dance traditions. Headlined by Afro-Brazilian dance troupe Bale Folclorico da Bahia, 2015 marks the last year that Baba Chuck Davis will lead the festival as artistic director.

Bale Folclorico da Bahia and select New York dance troupes will appear in the annual Memorial Day weekend performances. And don’t miss the one-and-only outdoor bazaar “FilmAfrica” and many other events. Ago! Amee!

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