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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Warren County Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month with African Dance Event

To celebrate Black History Month, Warren County Memorial Library is happy to announce a visit from renowned African dancer Mama Azia. This African dance workshop will be held in the library’s community room on February 23rd, 2023 at 4:00 pm. 

Mama Azia has been teaching, performing, and choreographing various dances and movement forms in numerous venues in the United States and abroad. She has taught African dance abroad in places such as Belize, the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Barbados, and Cuba. In addition, she has instructed, choreographed, and performed African dance in Zimbabwe and New Zealand. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance from Laney College in Oakland, California as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Ethnology and Africana Studies from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California.

People of all ages will undoubtedly enjoy her dances and appreciate the culturally immersive workshop she will provide. It's designed to empower the community with music, dance moves, and storytelling while exploring Black history through a deeply rooted African lens. Participants will be encouraged to get moving and increase their cultural awareness of African music and dance origins and its many contributions to the world of the Arts throughout time.

For More Information about the Library and its programs, or to Access eResources: Go to for event details and additional services offered. All library programs are free to access. Call the library for more information at 252-257-4990. The library is located at 119 S. Front Street, Warrenton NC 27589.

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