ABOUT THE GRANT
- $36,250 to Lotus Bloom to support Bakanal de Afrique/Wey You Dey? (MAP 2018)
- $7,548 to general operating support for the artistic team
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Four hundred years in the making, Bakanal de Afrique (BdA), is an Afro Urban festival that celebrates the many histories and traditions blended into the odyssey of the African Diaspora. At the heart of this year’s festival is an immersive dance-theater performance guided by the question “Wey You Dey?”. “Wey You Dey?” asks people of the diaspora to reflect on a specific moment in their lives — e.g. July 12, 1973, 6:30pm — and create a story of that moment.