Maurice Wilkey interviews Art of Black Dance and Music founder De Alma Battle Feb 8, 2015.

We had to share this historical Black dance art exhibit going on in Cambridge, MA. It spotlights the cultural organization Art of Black Dance and Music (ABDM). The exhibit features photographs commemorating 40 years of dance expression from the ABDM and its founder De Ama Battle. It is going on through March 4, 2015 at the Karen Aqua Gallery in Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Community Television.

In the interview, De Ama Battle describes the exhibit and her history with dance in the Boston area. Please share this Massachusetts treasure

Have a good day.

– M.Wilkey
Feb 21, 2015

De Ama Battle is the CEO and Founder of Art of Black Dance and Music. De Ama Battle is also a native Cantabrigian. Back in 1975 she founded Art of Black Dance and Music (ABDM) . She serves as its director. ABDM is celebrating 40 years of presenting and producing, teaching African culture, music and dance in the Greater Boston area. De Ama Battle’s background has solidly rooted in bridging cultural divides through art as well as uniting communities. Prior to founding the ABDM De Ama has worked with neighborhood youth and teens adults. The ABDM shares is messages with local schools, community centers, Boys and Girls and many youth organizations. ABDM teaches youth and adults about African culture, music, dance. Folklore arts and education are important to De Ama Battle and they are on display at the Karen Aqua Gallery inside the halls of CCTV.