A musical celebration of the 20th anniversary • Brooklyn Paper

The Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation announcement It was all a dream: a musical, the launch of their 20th anniversary celebration, commemorating twenty years of dance, education and service to local youth and community members in Brooklyn, on Saturday February 12, 2022 at 7 p.m. at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., NYC. Tickets are available at different levels, including General Admission ($ 30, $ 40, $ 50) and Premium Gold ($ 100, $ 300), which includes a post-show VIP reception and a bag of loot . For more information and to purchase a ticket, visit http://tickets.tribecapac.org/20the-anniversary-it-was-all-a-dream.

It was only a dream is a moving story and dance drama inspired by the lingering challenges, hope, faith and relentless optimism that have fueled the growth of Asase Yaa from its humble beginnings as a popular dance company to a multi-faceted sustainable foundation and cultural artistic organization. It is designed to motivate and encourage young artists, families and our wider community to always dream. And to realize with love, dedication and perseverance that it is possible to realize artistic and community goals and dreams for the advancement of culture and community.

The musical is directed and choreographed by Yao Ababio, Founder and Artistic Director, and Executive Produced by Kofi Osei Williams, Executive Director. The 90 minute performance will feature a cast of 30 dancers and drummers who will take the audience on an electric and enlightening journey through the indigenous African culture, dance, music and songs that have influenced the evolution of Asase Yaa in over the past twenty years.

“It is exciting and humbling to see the passion, energy and artistry of our founder Yao Ababio and how our team has continued to inspire greatness within our community over the past twenty years,” said said Kofi Osei Williams. “We remain committed to the arts and our culture and showcase them at the highest possible level in all that we do as a thriving foundation. We are humbly indebted and grateful to our students, families, schools, alumni, businesses and community members who have continually supported and welcomed us into their homes and hearts throughout our incredible journey over the past two decades. . “

About Asase Yaa School of Arts

The Asase Cultural Arts Foundation established its School of the Arts fifteen years ago on the premise of sharing African art and culture at its highest level with young people and families in the wider community of Bedford Stuyvesant. Not only to share its importance, but to foster pride, dedication and an investment in our students and our community for generations to come. Our mission is to empower our young people and provide them with a safe home environment for learning and growth. We want every child who walks through our doors to feel loved, seen, valued and respected. For more information visit: https://www.asaseyaaent.org/

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