The Harlem Roots & Rhythm Urban Dance Fest 2023 – Day One!
Stormy Weather on September 29th brings us back with our new date of November 3rd!
The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival offers YOU a rich buffet of Historic Harlem Arts and Culture….
Remember: Just Come early! 5:30pm doors open…. Ticket holders get priority BUT at 5:45pm all are welcome till venue is filled to capacity!
PROGRAM Theme – Celebrating and Keeping Harlem’s Jazz and Lindy Hop Legacy Alive
6PM — Films: The Savoy King: The Legacy of Jazz Master Chick Webb and the Savoy Ballroom
7PM — Panel Discussion: Keeping Harlem’s famed Jazz and Lindy Hop Culture in its Harlem Home
~ Mr. Voza Rivers — Mr. Arts & Culture of Harlem tells his experience with the Making of the Savoy King
~ Honoring Sonny Allen — The Savoy Ballroom and The Harvest Moon Ball (’50s) – and beyond!
~Ralph Hopkins –The Savoy Manor, The Harvest Moon Ball (60’s/70’s), Mama Lu Parks and more!
8PM — FREE mini Lindy Hop Dance Lesson! Don’t worry you’ll stay on the ground …. :>)
8PM — Social Dance with Jazzy Classics and more of the Savoy Ballroom (1926 – 1958)
This event is made possible by a generous grant form the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) and The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS). THSDS is leading the Lindy Hop Initiative in Harlem.