Step Afrika photo by Sharon Farmer

Yo… Get to Steppin’!

Thump, clap, stomp. Repeat. Feel that? Oh yeah, that’s the rhythm of Step Afrika, the “no instruments, just body parts” dance troupe that travels around the world with their intricately catchy rhythms and sounds that come from nothing more than footsteps, claps and spoken word. And now you can catch these guys and girls up close & personal when they step on the stage Friday, March 11 in Pasadena.

Founded in December 1994, Step Afrika is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, which grew out of the song and dance rituals practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities in the early 1900s. Step Afrika is a non-profit that not only teaches at schools all over the country, but also serves as a cultural ambassador for the United States, representing the nation at events around the world.

Friday, March 11th, 8pm @ Beckman Auditorium, 332 S Michigan Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106. Tickets are $16-$26, $10 for students.

More info: www.stepafrika.org

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