Racines Festival

Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 21st & 22nd  2017

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Schedule of Events

& Show

For the Racines Black Dance Festival, we as the organizers reached out to the highest caliber of dancers found to bring a complete experience. We are bringing everything from West-African, Brazilian Orixa, Afro Haitian, Puerto-Rican, Bomba, to the early american dances up to house, breaking and hip hop. 

Then on the first night, join us for a show by all the artists and staff. A brief look into the culture. 


Breaking, in its most natural form


Dancing to funk at soul trian


tap dance


afro puerto-rican dance form, bomba


the early american dance of lindy hop




Dance Complex

The Dance Complex is a 25+ year old central hub of dance- locally, regionally, and nationally in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is home to a crossroads of diverse movers and dancers. A great location to host our festival this year. For accommodations, we suggest renting out through Airbnb, there are many within a few miles of the Dance Complex. Cambridge is within the Greater Boston area, very easy to navigate through and nowhere is more than a 30 minute drive. The Dance Complex also sits right outside a train station and bus stop. Feel free to book a room through Airbnb or Priceline for out of towners. Slots will fill up fast in this area, so make sure you'll never be far from the action.


Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
— ~Maya Angelou