Step Afrika! Step Xplosion
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 5pm
The Music Center
Strathmore is proud to welcome back Step Afrika!, the first professional organization dedicated to the African American tradition of stepping. This performance begins with a showcase of the region’s finest step squads featuring lightning-fast footwork, percussive chants, and incredible synchronicity. In addition to Step Xplosion, Step Afrika! showcase a portion of their new work, Drumfolk, commissioned by Strathmore. Drumfolk honors the heritage of step and places the evolution of this vibrant art form in its historical context. Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap, Drumfolk reflects on the harsh realities of the American South and celebrates the fortitude of the slaves who practiced these transcendent musical forms.
Ideal for ages 8 and up.
Featuring the following Step Teams:
Dem Raider Boyz Step Squad, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Cook Hall Step Team, Howard University
HYPE Queens, South Carolina group
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Ohio group
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Howard University
The Eclectic Steppers, Paint Branch High School
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