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BCF Oakland




featuring works by


Joanna Haigood

Gregory Dawson

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Portsha Jefferson

Kendra Kimbrough Barnes


Fri. & Sat. @ 8pm

Laney College Theater

900 Fallon Street, Oakland



Joanna Haigood, Kendra Kimbrough Barnes, Portsha Jefferson

Gregory Dawson w/ the Richard Howell Quintet



Joanna Haigood, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Portsha Jefferson

Gregory Dawson w/ Richard Howell Quintet


This weekend features world premieres by Kendra Kimbrough Barnes, Clearance: Linking our Passage, performed by the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble and Gregory Dawson, Birdseye View, set to music by jazz artists Richard Howell Quintet.  Noteable works will be presented by artists Joanna Haigood, Dying While Black and Brown, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, excerpts from red, black & GREEN: a blues, and Portsha Jefferson, Nasyon Dechennen!, performed by Rara Tou Limen Haitian Dance Company.  






Early Bird Special:  $15 (thru 2/13)

Advance Tickets: $20

General Tickets: $25

Student/Senior Tickets: $18

Special Rate for youth 14-under: $10

For tickets:

or call 800.838.3006

Street parking limited.  BART accessible @ Lake Merritt Station






Friday, February 28


Special Film Preview

Upaj: Improvise

7:45 pm




Pre Concert music - Ajayi Jackson

Post Concert Q & A with festival artists 


Saturday, March 1

Pre-concert Soul Food Reception @ 7 pm

catered by Holiday Fish Soul Food Cafe



BCF Honors

Recognizing the many people that have supported the vision and programming for BCF…for a decade, come and celebrate with us as we honor:

Dr. Halifu Osumare, Rita Felciano, Wanda Sabir, Wayne Warren, Deborah Vaughan, Rob Bailis, Angela Johnson, Jim Cave & the Laney College Dance Department, Krissy Keefer,

Robert Henry Johnson



BCF Art Gallery featuring:

Kimara Dixon – BCF Photographer

Eugene Young – BCF Graphic Designer



All BCF Oakland Special Events free with festival ticket


Festival programming subject to change.  

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