10/14/18 O&A NYC 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles (2018)

Africa, the continent with rich and diverse cultures and traditions, and one of the more fun and vibrant traditions is dance. Dance has been one of many forms of expression, storytelling and enjoyment across the continent, and alongside traditional dances, so here are the 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles. Continue reading

10/7/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 7 through October 14, 2018

New York City in October is a great time of year (well anytime is a great time in NYC). This week there is outdoor sculpture in Harlem,  Jazz in Brooklyn, Pizza in the Bronx and Dance honors its own at The BessiesHere are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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10/3/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Traditional Future- Anuang’a Fernando

Kenyan Dance Legend Fernando Anuang’a showcasing the best of African contemporary dance. Continue reading

9/11/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey: Awassa Astrige / Ostrich by Asadata Dafora

Sierra Leone-born choreographer Asadata Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute and performed Ailey dancer by Antonio Douthit-Boyd.  Continue reading

9/1/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH Walestylez: P-Square – Alingo


P-Square perform Alingo named after the Nigerian popular dance craze. Continue reading

8/29/18 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT: Janet Jackson Marks Michael’s 60th Birthday with ‘Remember the Time’ Homage

Janet Jackson clearly remembers when she fell in love with Michael Jackson’s Remember the Time music video. Her new music vid homage to MJ for his 60th birthday. Continue reading

8/17/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Janet Jackson Unveils Hot New ‘Made For Now’ Video (feat. Daddy Yankee)

Janet Jackson is back! She’s has teamed up with Daddy Yankee for her new single, “Made for Now.” It debuts with a color Dave Meyers-directed video. Watch it below. Continue reading

8/14/18 O&A NYC BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Masaka Boys Dancing Viva Africa

Uganda’s BET winner Eddy Kenzo introduces yet another sensational kids’ dance group called Masaka Boy who have done justice to the song Viva Africa. Masaka Boys have shown great potential and the sky is no longer the limit.  Continue reading

8/12/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 12 Thru August 18, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August continues! The three H’s- hazy, hot and humid are in full effect. Whether you are trying to stay cool at a water festival in Brooklyn, experiencing art in Harlem, or enjoying a secret garden in the Bronx there is something for everyone. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
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8/11/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Mastiksoul Featured Shaggy, Danny Shah Happy Vibes- Good For You By

Good For You by Mastiksoul featuring Shaggy dance video by Ghetto Kids from Uganda. Continue reading