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UPCOMING SHOWS
BIA at The Int'l Afrikan St. Fest '05 performing Yankede
INSTRUMENTATION
Amina Heckstall, Latisha Heckstall, Kaniba Kouyate-Heckstall, Melissa Rawlins - vocals and DunDun drums, Eddie Jones, Atiba Morales, David Alston, Mark Davis, Nathan Leach, Fara Bangoura - Djembe and DunDun/ Kinkinney & Bell drums, Balla Kouyate - Balafon, Yacouba Cissokho - Kora, Fode Bangoura - Krin
BIO
Ballet International Africans (a group of African American/ African musicians, singers, and dancers, many also perform with Empress Gold, as "The Light Tribe") has performed all over the world. Some of our travels have taken us to perform on African soil in Senegal, West Africa, Rome & Grosseto, Italy, Florida, Vermont, Philadelphia, and more. We have also graced the stages of many colleges and universities such as York College, Hofstra University, Stony brook University, St. John's University, Bloomsburg University, and St. Thomas Aquinas College to name a few.
New York has also been our source for venues. We've performed at several local festivals and clubs with cultural music and dance as a primary focus. Some of our favorite NYC venues that we have appeared at many times) have been The Afrikan Street Festival (Bklyn.), The Lion's Den (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park Festival in Honor of African Dance Pioneers (Harlem), The Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), John Jay College/ Papa Ladji Memorial, Baba Olatunji Birthday Celebration/ Paramount Theatre (Upstate NY), Riverside Church (Harlem), The Harlem YMCA (Harlem), The Black Spectrum Theatre (Queens), Aims Of Modzawe Cultural Arts center (Queens), and The Afrikan Poetry Theatre's Annual Kwanzaa Celebration/ August Martin High school (Queens).
The members of Ballet International Africans come to you straight from the heart of African- America in hopes that you will all understand, feel, learn but most importantly be inspired to create change in your life and the lives of others towards a better world. Be hungry for the culture.
The Drum IS Our Spirit.
We must feed our Spirit...
Ballet International Africans.
Ashe (Amen/ So Be It)

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