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They took the drums away, but they couldn't stop the beat.
When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their way into the body of the people. Inspired by the Stono Rebellon of 1739 and Negro Act of 1740, Drumfolk is a percussive exploration of American history, placing a spotlight on the rhythmic cycle of life that bonds all of us together. Step into history, step into Drumfolk!
Step Afrika! have been called “masters of stepping” by The New Yorker and “electrifying talents” by The New York Times. Through music, stepping, tap and ring shouts these remarkable performers recreate histories too often left in the margins. After their celebrated prior visits to Boston (The Migration, Step Afrika!), the troupe returns this fall with a celebration of the human spirit perfect for the entire family.