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Yahaya Kamate To Perform At ArtsBergen Event In Englewood

Dancer and percussionist Yahaya Kamate
Dancer and percussionist Yahaya Kamate Photo Credit: Contributed

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Interactive drumming takes place at at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in Englewood on Tuesday, April 19.

Dancer and percussionist Yahaya Kamate will be the featured guest performer at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen "Connect the Dots" event.

Kamate is the Associate Artistic Director of the Seventh Principle Performance Company and has performed worldwide appearing with the National Ballet Cote D'Ivorie and Ballet D'Afrique. Kamate has also taught at several dance companies, including Mark Morris Dance Center and Alvin Ailey.

With the theme "Enhancing Our Communities Through Public Art," the event will also feature speaker Katherine Daniels, a public artist from New York City. She will discuss how public art can reflect a community's identity and build connection in a place.

The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. "Connect the Dots" is free and open to artists, writers, arts administrators, educators, municipal and community leaders, business owners, and arts supporters.

During 2016, the series is exploring creative placemaking -- the practice of integrating arts and culture into the fabric of a region, town, or city block.

A goal of the series is to create an environment to stimulate conversation about creative placemaking and encourage partnerships that can initiate projects across Bergen County.

Items are being collected for distribution at the Bergen Volunteer Center's Veterans Resource Fair on April 20. People are asked to bring travel size oral care products, deodorant, liquid body wash, sunscreen, disposable razors, and shaving gel. Small notepads, pens and pencils are also being collected.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to register online or call 201-568-5608.

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is located at 443 Van Nostrand Avenue in Englewood.

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