Dance Durham Dance
Hayti Heritage Center presents
Dance Durham Dance: AfroPop Block Party
150 Year Celebration of African American Dance in Durham
Hayti Heritage Center presents Dance Durham Dance – a re-creation of the live music and dance scene of the historic Hayti neighborhood.
This event celebrates the 150th anniversary of the City of Durham’s incorporation. It will also kick off Hayti’s connection to downtown Durham’s monthly 3rd Friday art events. Dance Durham Dance takes place at Hayti on October 18th from 6 pm to midnight.
Dance, Durham, Dance will activate Hayti’s entire space in a block party-style atmosphere, with AfroPop Nation featuring, Soca, Afrobeat, live drumming & dancing, vendors, and food trucks. This event will showcase the history of Durham’s Black arts scene through music and dance. A new visual art exhibition will also open. There will also be a blood drive from 4pm-9pm. For Every donor that gives blood, $10 will be donated to The Hayti Heritage Center.
The Hayti Heritage Center was awarded a $2000 grant from the Durham 150 fund. In honor of Dance Durham Dance, the Center will launch a $5,000 campaign to raise matching monies for the Chuck Davis Endowment fund which is a part of Hayti’s 2019 #GivingTuesday Campaign, to update Hayti’s Chuck Davis Dance Emporium.
Hayti partners with AfroPop! Nation, who produces events highlighting black culture through music, fashion, and dope visual content; It’s not a party, it’s a lifestyle! Visit us at http://afropopnation.com for more information, and check out our IG page for cool visual at AfroPopNation.