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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Free African Dance Performance

If you missed last Friday’s Brazilian and African music and dance show in Downtown Gainesville, then you are in luck. Tonight at the University Auditorium on UF’s campus, the two performing groups will take the stage again at 7:30pm.

Last weekend the Brazilian band and choir wowed the audience with their lively beats and beautiful harmonies during the Let's Go Downtown Plaza Series. Adults and children alike couldn’t help but get to their feet and dance to the cultural rhythms. Agbedidi Africa, a collaboration of African dancers and musicans at UF’s New World School of the Arts, also appeared on Friday. And for that brief hour, the crowd was transported to the exotic lands of Guinea, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire Ghana and more.

Tonight’s show will have both groups, and it will also include even more performances than the last one. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information about Agbedidi or to learn how you can join and take classes, e-mail Mohamed Da Costa,, or Joan Frosch, UF students can become members by enrolling in DAA 2381: World Dance and Inercultural Performance.

—Christina McGinley; Photos: Nicole Safker

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