Updated March 23, 2020: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Ticketholders have the option to donate tickets as a tax-deductible gift to Meany Center; receive an account credit good through May 31, 2021; or request a refund.
Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities with traditional African dance and other art forms. Integrating songs, storytelling and humor, each performance is unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. The company presents its latest work, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1729. This little-known event in American history transformed the African American experience and led to the development of some of our country’s most distinct dance forms like ring shout, tap and stepping.