Southwest Folklife Alliance: The Arizona African Diaspora: A Conversation with Rod Ambrose and Barbea Williams

Rod Ambrose and Barbea Williams both came to Arizona from Chicago, Illinois and created lives as artists in the Southwest. Rod is an actor, director, and storyteller in the griot tradition and Barbea a dancer, choreographer and director working to pass on traditional African and African-inspired dance forms from Africa, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Their work encompasses artistic methods, forms, and public performance that celebrate the history and culture of the African Diaspora.

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