Step Afrika! commemorated Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) and the true end of slavery with a new virtual program, “Step Afrika! Juneteenth Celebration” on Friday, June 19th at 8pm/et. This event premiered on Facebook and YouTube.
Filmed entirely in Washington, DC and directed by Step Afrika!’s artists, performances have been staged at landmarks across our Nation’s Capital including the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the National Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Each performance honors the rhythm, spirituality and resistance of the African American community through dance and song. As one of the most celebrated African American dance companies in the world, Step Afrika! engages the Juneteenth holiday as an opportunity to fortify our relationships in the communities we serve and to highlight our mission to preserve and promote the tradition of stepping.
Continuing our ongoing exploration of important moments in American history through critically-acclaimed performances such as The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence and Drumfolk, Step Afrika! looks forward to bringing our diverse community of supporters together in honor of freedom, justice, and equality for all.
Attendees are encouraged to donate to Step Afrika! to help the organization navigate this unprecedented time and fortify their work to explore digital opportunities ahead.