The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival
Save the Dates to Celebrate!
October 25th - 27th 2019
In this Fall Harvest season we bring back the Legendary Harlem Dancers of the Savoy Ballroom, the Savoy Manor and the Harvest Moon Ball era to celebrate Harlem's famed dance of the Lindy Hop - and the importance of keeping a piece of the culture
Home in Harlem!
(Subject to change)
**FRIDAY October 25th**
Kick Off! Welcome Harlem JAZZ Eve
Details - TBA
**SATURDAY October 26th**
~~Keepers Of Harlem Culture and The Harlem Swing Dance Society presents
BLACK Lindy Hop Matters! FREE
Special Session: The Mama Lu Parks Legacy 12pm to 2pm
Please see event links for strict details
Exclusive event https://www.facebook.com/events/384933428869444/
~~ A Harvest Moon Ball STOMP! 6pm - 11pm
A Special & Historic eve with Legendary Savoy Ballroom Dancers and Harvest Moon Ball Champions: Featuring the Celebration of the Mama Lu Parks 60th Anniversary! Includes FREE Dance Lesson, Panel Discussion, Vintage Film Clips and Social Dancing to Live Swinging Jazz. College and H.S. students can come for only $7 with current ID!
More details here https://www.facebook.com/events/523828688406081/
**SUNDAY October 27th**
~~ STOPS: In the Name of Love! With Sugar and Barbara 12pm
Amy Ruth's https://www.facebook.com/events/645934385931066/
Hey - Its a Harlem Thang!
Savoy Ballroom and Harvest Moon Ball Legends Sugar Sullivan and Barbara Billups give us a rare treat to learn the famous "Stops" routines that they saw perfected at the famed Harlem ballroom in the 1950's.
~~SAVOY SUNDAY Afternoon Dinner Dance 1pm - 5pm
In Celebration of the Mama Lu Parks 60th Anniversary of her Lindy Hop Preservation Journey: Come and Dine and Dance with us in the heart of Harlem with live music and Legends of Harlem's Lindy Hop! We'll be with the band Eugene Gee's Harlem Heritage 5 Band , enjoying soul food and dance with some DJ'd classics also
~~SAVOY SUNDAY : Harlem JAZZ Radio Interview 8pm approx
More TBA -
80 years ago Count Basie and his Orchestra appeared on a CBS Radio show promoting Columbia Records. THIS Special Sunday our Harvest Moon Ball Champs and Savoy Ballroom Dance Legends will reminisce about the Savoy Ballroom, Jazz and its importance and relevance even today on City College Radio
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The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance.
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond