SF Ethnic Dance Festival Weekend 1 in Berkeley
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Sat & Sun, July 6 & 7, 3 pm both days
Twenty-eight world dance and music groups composed of nearly five hundred local artists will take the stage for the 41st annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival-the largest, longest-running and most comprehensive event of its kind in North America. In association with Cal Performances, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will return to UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall in July. Two different programs will be presented Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, at 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, at 3 pm and Zellerbach Hall is located at Bancroft Way and Dana Street in Berkeley. Nine groups of artists will make their Festival debuts and the season will feature eight world premieres.
Weekend 1 features performances by 15 Bay Area dance and music ensembles showcasing traditions from around the world.
Afro Urban Society + Bearettes - Pan-Afro Urban Drumline and HBCU-Style Majorette Dance
Chitresh Das Institute - Indian Kathak
Gata Bantu - Congolese Traditional
Jubilee American Dance Theatre - Cajun Country Social Dances
Kanyon Sayers-Roods - Ohlone Welcome and Blessing Kiazi Malonga - Congolese Traditional
Kohaku + Shiho Tendou - Japanese Traditional
L'Emir Hassan Harfouche + Georges Lammam Ensemble - Lebanese Dabke
Los Lupenos de San Jose - Mexican Folkloric (Mestizo)
Nicole Maria + Georges Lammam Ensemble - Egyptian Belly Dance
O D K - Afro-Pop
San Francisco Taiko Dojo - Japanese Taiko
Presented by San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.