Step Afrika! brings ‘The Mi­gra­tion’ to Detroit

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The DIA was rock­ing Tues­day night when Detroit art or­ga­ni­za­tions, sup­port­ers and city lead­ers were in­tro­duced to Step Afrika! and the pro­duc­tion of “The Mi­gra­tion.” About 100 peo­ple showed up for the cock­tail re­cep­tion that in­cluded an awe­some per­for­mance the dance troupe that mar­ries “step­ping” with art, spo­ken word, body per­cus­sion and mu­sic. “I am ex­tremely hon­ored to bring Step Afrika!’s pro­duc­tion of “The Mi­gra­tion: Re­flec­tions on Ja­cob Lawrence” to Detroit. This city has such a spe­cial place in Amer­i­can his­tory and served as one of the epi­cen­ter for the great mi­gra­tion,” said C. Brian Wil­liams, the founder and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Step Afrika!

“For me, “The Mi­gra­tion” is much more than a per­for­mance. In truth, it is a per­cus­sive trib­ute to our an­ces­tors who left one world be­hind with the hopes of cre­at­ing a new one, brim­ming with prom­ise and pos­si­bil­ity. I can’t wait for the peo­ple of Detroit to ex­pe­ri­ence the work and the out­stand­ing artists of Step Afrika!”

Step Afrika! per­forms “The Mi­gra­tion in Detroit: Re­flec­tions on Ja­cob Lawrence” at 7 p.m. Fri­day at the Detroit In­sti­tute of Arts.

Chuck Ben­nett is the cre­ator of TheSo­, hosts “Chuck’s Closet” ev­ery Satur­day from 4-5 p.m. on Su­per Sta­tion 910AM, and is the

Fox 2 News Style Am­bas­sador.

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