Award winning University of Bradford Africa Arts Society (AAS) is a group of talented artists studying at Bradford. We are experienced in drumming, dance, music and theatre. We create and deliver African arts workshops through diverse and innovative approaches. We use different African art forms for purposes of peacebuilding, dialogue and understanding, boost confidence and self esteem, teambuilding and keeping fit. Workshops are run using djembes (a type of African Drum), shakers, song and dance. We dance Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata, Cuban folk & Zumba for those who wish to explore new dances. Our artists come from different countries in the world: (Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon, Siera Leone, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, DRC, Latvia, Romania, Poland, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, Sudan, Cuba, Brazil, Angola, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Italy, UK, Netherlands) and we endavour to combine these art forms to give you a full African arts experience.
Our intention is to establish a centre for excellence in African Arts at the University of Bradford and in the UK.
AAS realises its community social responsibility and therefore has tailor made dance programs for all ages to promote good health and well being in our communities.