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(Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

African Festival Brings ‘Justice’ to Brooklyn Park

African, African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions July 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

July descended on Fort Greene through drums beating, feet pounding, and Caribbean food wafting, courtesy of the International African Arts Festival, a four day celebration under the theme, “Ndunga,” which translate to justice, reports Amsterdam News and The Nabe.

(Photo by Silvina Sterin Pensel via El Diario-La Prensa)

Tango Finds a New ‘House’ in NoHo

Culture, Latino, Traditions July 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Tango has a new intimate space, where dancers from Argentina, Colombia and Russia, accompanied by an eclectic band, bring to life the sounds and swirls of a Buenos Aires tanguería, as envisioned by an ex-pat husband and wife duo, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The Guelaguetza festival, originating in Oaxaca, Mexico, will take place in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on August 4, in its fifth year. (Photo by Pilar Roca via La Voz)

Festival Brings Oaxacan Traditions to Poughkeepsie

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Traditions July 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Dances that originate from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca will take center stage at the 5th annual Guelaguetza festival in the Hudson Valley town. Local Oaxacans share with La Voz the importance of spreading their culture and traditions so that “we can all be Oaxacans for a day.”

‘Cultural Cocktail’ of Music and Dance in Flushing

‘Cultural Cocktail’ of Music and Dance in Flushing

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks May 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall has launched a Cultural Crossroads Series intended to help cultivate an appreciation and dialogue between different communities by mixing the music and dance of two cultures people don’t normally associate with one another. Last Friday, it was Peru with Afro-pop.

‘Hidden’ Dance School Gets Kids Moving With Salsa

‘Hidden’ Dance School Gets Kids Moving With Salsa

Bronx, Culture, In the News April 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Future Rockettes? Young dancers learn mambo/salsa steps at a studio in the South Bronx.

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Video February 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

After years of planning, New York’s first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil’s cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.

Ecuadoreans Embrace Folk Dance to Preserve Culture

Ecuadoreans Embrace Folk Dance to Preserve Culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Video December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

Fearful that the rich traditions of their homeland would be lost in the younger generations born here, Ecuadorean Jose Rivera founded the Ayazamana Cultural Center where children can learn ancestral folkloric dances native to different regions Ecuador.

Zaheen Khan will be senior this fall at DeWitt Clinton High School where students get on long lines to go through security. ‘It’s just sad,’ he said, ‘Ten years ago this school was safe, it was one of the best schools. The mentality is different. If I went to a regular school, I wouldn’t know all this. I know how to act like a terrorist. I could teach you a thousand ways to sneak in a blade.’ (Photo by Marisol Diaz/The Riverdale Press)

Voices in Focus: The High Cost of School Security

Education, Health September 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

We have three thought-provoking pieces from the ethnic and community press today, as we go into the weekend: a look into school security in the Bronx; an analysis of U.S. circumcision rates; and a portrait of an Aztec dance group that worships and performs in city parks.

A typical dance of th Ecuadoran mountain region during a show in New York. (Centro Cultural Ayazamana via El Diario)

The Cultural Diversity of Ecuador, Here in NYC

Culture August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Ecuador, like the United States, is a country blessed with a vast, diverse population and a variety of rich cultures. El Diario La Prensa examined the practices and traditions brought to the New York area by expatriates from the South American nation.

Stephanie López shows some of her moves. (Photo courtesy of LucyAlia Turull via EDLP)

Belly Dancing Their Way to Health and Self Esteem

Health, Manhattan July 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

El Diario La Prensa reports on a dance fitness class in Washington Heights that helps voluptuous women stay healthy and discover the real beauty of their own bodies.

Video: The Limbo King From Laventille

Video: The Limbo King From Laventille

Culture, Video May 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

This video, by former Voices of NY editor Sherrie-Ann De Leon, was a welcome treat on a rainy New York City morning, evoking tropical celebrations with dance numbers from Trinidad at the Universoul Circus.

Brazilian dancers storm New York

Brazilian dancers storm New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Metro Area, South American October 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Brazil’s Urban Dance Company interprets the contemporary violence between favela gangs and police through hip-hop and Brazilian dance.