Step Afrika! Founder C. Brian Williams stops by Soul of Jazz
The National Black Arts Festival continues its 2015 program with a Spotlight Series Performance from Step Afrika! on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. at Atlanta's Center Stage. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Step Afrika!, a Washington DC-based company, has paved the way as the first professional company in the world dedicated to the African-derived tradition of stepping, popularized in films like “Drumline” (2002) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007).
Saturday's "Symphony in Step" program is a collaboration between Step Afrika!, the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra (ACSO) and the Saint James UMC Sanctuary Choir with new classical work written by renowned composer Randall Craig Fleischer and a score in four parts: “Kenako,” “Zulu,” “Wade” and “Nxt Step.”
The Soul of Jazz's Jamal Ahmad recently talked to Step Afrika! fouder, C. Brian Willams about the new show and much more. Check out their conversation below.
“Symphony in Step”
Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $30 and up ($20 students) at www.nbaf.org.
Location: Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309