This episode of Arts Underground, Kerri-Noelle Humphrey, founder of the community dance festival, Dance Africa, joins us in the WLRH studios. In this conversation, we discuss how the festival at the Academy for Academics & Arts uses music and dance to show students the influence West African culture has had on the current style of music and dance in America. This is a program made possible by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and Kerri-Noelle also tells us her hopes for continuing this event into the future, and her hopes for the future of diversifying music education for students in schools across North Alabama.
Dance Africa (Happening Sept. 18, 2021) Event Info.: https://www.facebook.com/events/499944377787740