B.A.M. Dance Africa Bazaar 2015

On Memorial Day, I spent the day in Brooklyn at B.A.M. ( Brooklyn Academy of Music) at the Dance Africa Bazaar. It is an event that I look forward to going to every year and the crowd is always the best, so chill. It always feels like a barbecue an extroverted friend’s house, lots of great music, beautiful people, and even better food.
Since I come every year I had in my mind the places I want to hit on my list. First, I checked out the handmade crafts. There were baskets made of natural straw and fresh grass. They smelled so green!

Fresh straw baskets at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
Fresh straw baskets at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015

I haven’t bought one yet because I currently don’t have anywhere to put them. There were also fans, carved masks,instruments, canes, and statues.

After that, African fabric, jewelry, and clothing were next to make the rounds. Everything I saw I wanted to buy at least one selection of.
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Handmade clothing at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
Handmade clothing at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
Glass , bone, wood, and metal beads everywhere at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
Glass , bone, wood, and metal beads everywhere at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
Glass , bone, wood, and metal beads everywhere at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
Glass , bone, wood, and metal beads everywhere at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015

In between all of that I checked out the jerk chicken stall and my brother’s favorite “nut meat” vegan food stall, both of which I have only found at the Bazaar because they don’t have stand alone restaurants. So I made sure to arrive with an empty stomach and patience for the long lines. I missed a dance troupe performance while waiting on-line, so no “Dance” in Dance Africa 2015 for me. I ended up getting a small dinner and a sorrel. So delicious!!!
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The smell and smoke make you drool ! Jerk Chicken at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015
The smell and smoke make you drool ! Jerk Chicken at B.A.M. Dance Africa 2015

But I did get to see the cutest group of kids battling on hula hoops though!

Hula hoop battling!
Hula hoop battling!

I had such an awesome time, even though I left with empty pockets. At least, I had a full happy belly! Do you attend any cultural events like this in your city? I’d love to hear about it, let know in the comments!

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  5 comments for “B.A.M. Dance Africa Bazaar 2015

  1. June 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    I love events like this! and I love textiles. I love looking at textiles when I travel and sometimes indulge and treat myself. But like you I like to know where it will go or how I will use it. Great post!

    • June 8, 2015 at 8:22 AM

      Thank you! That’s only after buying things that I still can’t place anywhere! I wish I always had that will power but it was learned.

  2. June 10, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Me too I love these kind of markets and events! I would buy everything!!!!! Your photos are great, it’s just like being really there and still I am so far…

    • June 10, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      You’re so sweet! I’ve really trying to capture a story with good pictures, sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t. But I keep trying..

  3. June 13, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Stumbling!

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