Many of us know that cultural events like BAM’s DanceAfrica Festival and the International African Arts Festival which feature African-centered everything from live entertainment to food to clothing to jewelry to grooming aids to paintings also serve as a great way for creators to introduce their work to the world. This year’s Festival was no exception and participants included Newcomers like Lennir Menjazz, a young comic book promoter.
Menjazz’s characters are labeled “superheroes for the next age!” At the festival, he displayed three comic book series. In the Thug Menance series, the villain becomes the super strong avenger. It also has some unexpected twists and turns and is chuck full of social commentary. It’s worth your $5 investment. The age range for Thug Menace is 10 years old and up. Visit the other superheroes at Unlimitedepics.com
Walking around this year’s Festival as the sound of drummers and a flutist filled the air, there were a couple of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. Doc’s Cake Shop offered an array of sumptuous baked goods like carrot cake, red velvet, and pineapple upside down cakes. To pay a visit to Doc’s, see their contact information here.
The Brooklyn United Music drummers also attended this year’s Festival, and they brought their usual high energy form. These young performers did not disappoint their onlookers. The Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program Drum and Dance Corp are comprised of 33 school children between the ages of five and 17 years old.
Once again, the BAM Street Festival, brought together many vendors and attendees for a time full of cultural pride.