Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance is the new home for African and diaspora dance in Brooklyn, bringing together – under one roof – classes and cultural education for dances from Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean. At Cumbe, children, teens, and adults can immerse themselves in the joy and vitality of music and dance from Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Through a rich array of classes and dynamic teachers, students from novice to experienced will learn the rhythms and movements of Senegal, Guinea, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, and other related cultures. Performances, talks, and dance parties will encourage a deeper understanding of the origins, meanings, and evolution of these many dances, as well as connections between them. Marking life moments big and small, joyous and fierce, dances from Africa and countries nourished and inspired by African traditions bring tremendous spirit to our modern lives. Through dance and music, Cumbe will create a community that celebrates exuberance, sensuality, power and laughter!