AACC  
Dance & Drum Performance Company

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The AACC Dance and Drum Performance Company is the agency’s founding component. AACC founder Malcolm Erni believed that knowledge and understanding of traditional West African rhythm and movement could help to revitalize his beloved East Side Buffalo, NY community. Its mission is to provide authentic cultural exchange as a means of educational enlightenment.

 

The company has developed under the direction of West African cultural artists and the influence of African American pioneers in the dance genre. Sengalese nationals who have contributed to the growth of the AACC Dance and Drum Performance Company include Youssou Lo, Adama Seydi, Raymond Syla, Ussnom Sail, M’Baye Babacar among others. Its repertoire has been compiled with attention to the influence of American choreographers Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus, among others. The dance chamber is named for choreographer Ronnie Latham, who also played an important role in its development.

The AACC Dance and Drum Performance Company has performed before an estimated 200,000 people in New York, Ohio,

South Carolina, Ontario and Canada. Currently Artistic Director Linda Darnell Barr instructs weekly dance and drum classes for adult's and children which are open to the community. The company is available for corporate, community-based, religious, and other booking engagements.  For information about the companies annual recital please inquire via the email listed below.

 

To request a performance or for more information contact Linda Barr at the African American Cultural Center at 716-884-2013 or africancultural350@gmail.com.
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AACC DANCE & DRUM CLASSES

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING  SPACE IS LIMITED!

AFRICAN DANCING CLASSES

Dance Instructor: Linda Barr 

- Class Times -

TUESDAY : 6-8 Yrs Class | 6pm-7pm 

WEDNESDAY : 9-12 Yrs Class | 6pm-7pm

THURSDAY : 13-17 Yrs Class | 6pm-7pm

AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES

Drum Instructor : Linda Barr

- Class Times -

WEDNESDAY : 6-17 Yrs class | 5pm-6pm 

THURSDAY : 6-17 Yrs class | 5pm-6pm 

FRIDAY : CHILDREN COMPANY REHEARSAL | 6pm-7:30pm

             ADULT COMPANY REHEARSAL | 7:30pm-9pm              

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Dance and Drum Class Registration Form

  • Nu-Afrika House Open Mic
    Sat, Jun 04
    Buffalo
    Jun 04, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Buffalo, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, USA
    This open mic night is hosted by Beautiful Black Young Geniuses and features the talent of local artists.
  • A Raisin in the Sun
    Fri, Jun 10
    Buffalo
    Jun 10, 7:00 PM
    Buffalo, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, USA
    Experience life's ups and downs as the Younger family navigates the dream deferred. Hopes and aspirations unravelling by the breath, but the power of love and family persevere in the face of racial biases and discord.
  • Open Auditions for Kakilambe Dance and Drum Performance Company
    Saturdays from 3-4:30pm
    Buffalo, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, USA
    Seeking experienced drummers, dancers, and choreographers!