The Nankama African Dance Conference was a two day immersion in African and African Diaspora dance scholarship. Scholars from South America, Germany, Puerto Rico, Haiti, California, Texas among other places, presented cutting-edge research on dance in Africa and the Diaspora. Representatives from the Department of State's Cultural Exchange Program, Arts Envoy, attended as well as independent scholars, faculty, students, and staff from Howard University, its surrounding community, and across the country.
The launch of the Africana Theatre and Dance Collection at Howard University (a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project) was also announced and discussed at the Nankama African Dance Conference. For more information about the Africana Theatre and Dance Collection, click here.