Celebrate African Art, Culture with Kuumba Dancers and Drummers at New Tampa Performing Arts Center

African, Caribbean, and Black American artists have a profound influence on the performing and visual arts. That's why "African Americans and the Arts" is the theme for this year's Black History Month. It calls on everyone to recognize and celebrate African-American influence across all art forms, including music, film, literature, and more.

In Hillsborough County, Kuumba Dancers and Drummers have been celebrating and sharing traditional African culture since the 1980s. They perform authentic dances from various regions of Africa that include music, singing, audience participation, and storytelling. As this year's Black History Month ends, it's important to remember this year's theme and celebrate African-American art all year long.

On Sunday, March 24, Kuumba Dancers and Drummers are performing TIMINI: A West African Cinderella Tale at New Tampa Performing Arts Center. Taking place in the village of Fadiout, Senegal, TIMINI is the classic tale of Cinderella reimagined and brought to life through African music, dance, and storytelling.

Kuumba Dancers and Drummers will take you on a culturally enriching journey and have you falling in love with this classic tale all over again. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at NewTampaArtsCenter.org/Tickets.

To read more about Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, visit KuumbaDance.com. Find out more about upcoming events at NewTampaArtsCenter.org.

Posted: 2/28/2024, 5:59:32 PM