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!
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.
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!!!
But I did get to see the cutest group of kids battling on hula hoops though!
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!
5 thoughts on “B.A.M. Dance Africa Bazaar 2015”
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!
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.
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…
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..