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Queens African dance groups celebrate Black History Month with performances at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

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Feb. 14, 2024 By Rachel Butler Two Queens based African dance groups are performing at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) on Feb 23. And Feb 24. in celebration of Black History Month. Kofago Dance Ensemble will perform West African dancing on Friday Feb 23., followed by FANIKE! African Dance Troupe on Feb. 24 at JCAL located at 161-04 on Jamaica Avenue. Kevin McEwen, founder and artistic director of Kofago Dance Ensemble learned his dancing techniques from his travels in Senegal, Mali and Guinea. He has also expanded and learnt Afro Cuban, Afro Jazz and Haitian Folkloric in…
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Jamaica-based artist launches jazz-themed film based on own novel


Jan. 10, 2024 By Rachel Butler A new film based on a novel that is centered on a young jazz musician who reopens his late father’s old jazz club in Jamaica has been released on Amazon and is available for purchase.  The Sound of SouthSide is a film made by Tyrel Hunt and was filmed over the course of two weeks in 2021, based on the novel that Hunt penned in 2020 with the same name.  Hunt has worked full time at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning since March 2020 and he said that it was here that…
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