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Charles “Baba Chuck” Davis, known for traveling and studying across Africa in order to bring traditional dance to America, was the founder of DanceAfrica at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Davis died earlier this year at the age of 80. In its 40th year, the BAM program honors the life and legacy of Davis and his mantra, “peace, love, respect for everybody,” with DanceAfrica performances hosted by Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. The bright and celebratory performances feature Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and Saturday kicks up excitement with a free marketplace and festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Annette Strauss Square, 2389 Flora St. Tickets for the performances are $35 and available at


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