NEW ROCHELLE, NY — An African Dance and Drum performance will be presented by the Bokandeye African Dance Troupe on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. A “BID Family Day” event, the performance is free and open to all ages.
Anthony Wooden, founder and director of Bokandeye African Dance Troupe, will lead his acclaimed
troupe of dancers and drummers in a program depicting the rich cultural meanings of the
movements and dress of African village life, and the role of the extended family. The performance is
a stirring demonstration of brilliant costumes, reverberating rhythms and exuberant dance.
The presentation will also include performances by members of the 7-week classes Mr. Wooden has
conducted at the library this winter. Over 30 participants, ages 6 to 70 years, have taken part in this
annual immersion in African culture.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, to the capacity of the 138-seat Ossie Davis Theater.
Audience members are advised to arrive early, as this performance is always filled to capacity.
This event is a BID Family Saturday program, made possible by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), in a partnership with the New Rochelle Public Library, School and PTA Council, and Parks and Recreation. The African Dance classes were made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.