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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 28, 2013

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Coyaba Dance Theater performs in DanceAfrica, DC 2012. The company will perform in this year's festival on June 1 and 2.
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Coyaba Dance Theater performs in DanceAfrica, DC 2012. The company will perform in this year's festival on June 1 and 2.

May 28-Jun. 2: DanceAfrica, DC 2013

The 26th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora kicks off today at Dance Place in Northeast. DanceAfrica, DC 2013 features drop-in master classes and performances by some of the best African dance teachers and companies from our area and abroad. This weekend you can attend indoor and free outdoor performances, do some arts and crafts, or sample some food in Dance Place's African Marketplace.

May 28: Alice Walker

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Alice Walker will be at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street tonight, discussing her two new books, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way and The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers. The book talk and signing starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Music: "Kuku: Kuku we ni karo bora e" by Mamady Keita

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