Step Afrika! brings ‘The Migration’ to Detroit
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.
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