Friday, March 18th, be prepared for one of the most exciting shows to hit the Strings’ stage – Step Afrika! The first professional company devoted to stepping, DC’s world-renowned Step Afrika! will bring a high-energy performance to Strings Music Festival.
“Always visually and musically exciting” – The Washington Post
Stepping is a unique dance created by African American college students. The body is used as the instrument to create different rhythms and sounds through different footstep combinations, claps and spoken word.
“Stepping is tap dance without tap shoes, James Brown without the music of the JBs, Cab Calloway sans piano, a marching band without John Philip Sousa. It is jazz, funk, rhythm and blues, and rap without instruments. Stepping is lean and mean. The music comes from the synchronized interplay of hands and feet, from chants and hollers. It is a way to make music using the body as instrument.” —The Washington Post
Step Afrika! performs as part of the Strings Winter Series at on Friday, March 18, in the Strings Music Pavilion. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $25 for kids age 6-17, and are available at Strings Music Festival (970-879-5056 x105 or http://www.stringsmusicfestival.com/).