Dear Arts Enthusiasts,
The BCCA has an incredible line-up for the next two weeks,
including a Disco Party, music concerts, an Urban Dance Funk Fest, and more!
All events are all ages, so bring the whole family down to the BCCA
for great music and entertainment!
And don't forget to check out our regular weekly events
on our homepage.
"Bringing Africa to Brookline"
-Sunday, April 25th
African dance and drumming are the essential fabrics of
African culture. Join the BCCA this Sunday for an event that will explore
this rich and diverse culture through a unique collection of workshops.
Workshop topics include classes in Afro/Brazilian Dance, African Rhythm
Dance, West African Dance for Kids, & Senegalese Dancing, as well as
Malian Drumming & Senegalese Drumming. All classes are appropriate for
beginner, intermediate, and advanced students!
12noon - 7:00pm AFRICAN MARKET
11:30am - 1pm Afro/Cuban and Afro/Brazilian Dancing with Cornell Coley
1:00pm - 2:30pm Malian Drumming [Djembe & DunDun] with Sidi Mohamed
"Joh" Camara (A weekly Sunday class!)
2:45pm - 4:15pm African Rhythm Dance with DeAma Battle (A weekly Sunday
5:00pm - 6:30pm Senegalese Drumming [Sabar] with Lamine Toure
6:45pm - 8:45pm Senegalese Dancing with Mariama Basse
2:30pm - 4pm West African Dancing with Akila Stanley
In advance: $12 per class/$50 for entire day*
At the door: $14 per class/$60 for entire day*
*The Kids class is not included in the admission for the
entire day - It is charged $12/door ($10/advance).
For more info or to purchase tickets in advance, please contact the BCCA.
here for a promotional flyer, including instructor biographies!
||Wednesday, April 21st
| I am the World Trade Center
Mass Live Events presents I am the World Trade Center, Freezepop, and
Paper Lions, a KinderCore Records Showcase. These rock and funk groups
have a playful, dance-floor groove that will get you moving this Wednesday
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. All ages.
Admission: $5-$8 (sliding scale)
Visit the Mass Live Events website to sample
music from these groups! »
||Thursday, April 22nd
| Book Reading with Loolwa Khazzoom
Loolwa Khazzoom is an author and educator who recently published a ground-breaking
anthology of writings by Jewish women of Middle Eastern and North African
heritage. Join the author for an intimate reading from her new book "The
Flying Camel." Please click here.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Tekiah: A Jewish Call to Action
||Friday, April 23rd
| Brazilian Samba de Gafieira
& Forro Workshop: 8:00- 9:30 p.m.
Juliana Melo, known for her success in uniting this Brazilian artist community,
will host a Brazilian dance workshop. The best way to describe Samba de
Gafieira is "Salsa meets Tango." It has the elegance and sensuality of
Tango, but it is more relaxed and the dance steps are similar to Salsa.
Forro is an easy to learn dance that is very popular in Brazil & New
This event is part of Fiesta Fridays, a continuous effort to bring fun,
cultural events to the community.
After the Brazilian workshop, the Havana Club will host its regular Friday
Fiesta, including Salsa lessons by Salsa Y Control (9:30-10:30 p.m), Rueda
de Casino lessons by the Havana Club Rueda Dancers (10:30 - 11:30 p.m.),
and a Latin dance (10:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.).
||Saturday, April 24th
Annual Kung-Fu/Wushu & Fighting Tournament
The Boston Kung-Fu Tai-Chi Institute (BKFTCI) welcomes back all Kung-Fu
and Wushu students and spectators to their exciting annual competition,
hosted by the BCCA. Kids and adults, ages 6 and up, can compete in open
hand forms, fighting, and weapon forms categories.
Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the tournament goes from 2:00 to
Competitor Admission: $25 for 1 event; $10 for each additional event
Spectator Admission: $10/adult & $5/kids (ages 12 & under)
Don't miss this impressive display of talent and dedication, as over 80
competitors from martial arts schools of the Greater Boston Area test their
You may pick up a registration form at the BCCA, or call the BKFTCI at
(617) 262-0600 for more information.
For a versatile international martial arts and self defense program, try
the BCCA curriculum - info at www.bccaonline.com.
To immerse yourself in Kung Fu and Wushu visit the BKFTCI, one of the
premier martial arts schools in New England - info at www.taichi.com.
Julia Boynton's Monthly Tap Jam
It's time for another Tap Jam at the BCCA! Join Julia Boynton and the Zachary
Kreus Trio for an evening of live music and dancing. The night starts with
two classes for advanced beginner or intermediate levels, followed by a
beginner/intermediate jam. They'll cap it off with another awesome showcase
of some of the best tap dancers in Boston. A must see!
6:30-7:30 Classes (adv. beginner & intermediate)
7:30-8:30 Beginner/Intermediate Jam
8:30-10:00 p.m. Tap Showcase
Admission: $12/jam only; $15/jam & class
Click here to learn more about Julia's
After-Party Funk Fest
Pimp Steady Productions and Snakemekaniks invite you to come join the Urban
Dance Funk Fest and experience authentic urban dance, culture, and music.
Come and experience the fun, positivity, and upliftment of the HIP- HOP
CULTURE and URBAN DANCE in its purest form.
Times: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Admission for the 4-hour jam: $10
Check out the FunkFest flyer! »
||Sunday, April 25th
Bopping Andre Workshops
Join us for another Bopping Andre event, featuring lecture, demonstrations,
and history on the Elusive Urban Dance Styles: Robot, Boppin, Sinbad, Animation,
Strobbing, Ticking, 3D, Popping, Hitting, and Dime Stopping. We know you'll
be tired from the previous night's FunkFest, but come out to the workshops
to build and refine your urban/funk skills!
Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $36 for 3-hour workshop
Bringing Africa to Brookline
See description at the top of this e-mail or call the BCCA to learn more
about this exciting event.
Learn more about the FunkFest... »
||Thursday, April 29th
Thursday Night Fever
Got Spring fever? Then join us for "Thursday Night Fever," a retro dance
party with club DJ Carolisa. We'll be playing all that funky music you remember.
Everyone is welcome!
The bell-bottoms come out at 9:00 p.m. Admission is $7 and includes free
munchies and a soda & juice cash bar.
For more info or to buy tickets in advance, e-mail Moonlightdjs@aol.com or call 978-937-7937.
||Friday, April 30th
| Mass Live Events presents "Over
It"- All Ages Show
Mass Live Events Youth Initiative
presents Over It, The Matches, Brilliant Mistake,
and Ice 9, a collection of local rock/punk bands. The concert will
be followed by our monthly event, Electric Playground, with DJs Matty
& Frank. Time: Doors at 5:00 p.m. Playground runs until 2:00 a.m.
Admission: Sliding scale $5-$8
Concert with Lola Danza and Mili Bermejo
Vocalists and composers, Lola Danza and Mili Bermejo, will celebrate spring
in Brookline by performing their innovative original compositions at the
BCCA. Lola and Mili's compositions surpass convention by creatively exploring
the fusion of jazz and world music. Their unique music tells of their personal
journeys and inspirations, taking listeners along with them to experience
each composer's world and vision.
Lola performs with her six piece band: Phil Sargeant guitar, Garth Stevenson
bass, Julia Deak violin, Rushad Eggleston cello and Phil Grenadier trumpet.
Mili Bermejo performs with her duo project in which Dan Greenspan accompanies
her on acoustic bass.
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission: $16/adults; $10/seniors
Click here for a promotional flyer... »
||Upcoming May Events...
| May will also be a busy month at
the BCCA, so look for our May Events Newsletter. Upcoming events include:
Stay tuned for upcoming Art Openings on May 7th & May 14th. Artists'
work currently on display at the BCCA include paintings by Rachelico Ando
and 3D art by Meryl Rachlin. Learn more about these artists on their websites.
A Jewish Yoga Workshop by Nina Moliver & Hanna Tiferet Siegel
May 16th & June 6th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(More information on next newsletter)
A Classical Ballet Master Class with Tatiana Legat
May 29th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Note: As for now, the originally scheduled May 8th, June 12th & June
26th workshop dates are cancelled.
Please contact the BCCA to pre-register for the Yoga
& Ballet workshops! (Registration will begin on April 26th.)
For more information on the Ballet workshop...