Sakata Afrique, MIT’s only African-Caribbean dance group, was founded in January 2013. It is a dance group created with the purpose of helping MIT students of African and Caribbean origin preserve their cultural heritage through music and dance, and to introduce Afro-Caribbean dance to the MIT community. While that is true, what we really want to emphasize above all else is the reason why people of our culture love dancing in the first place: expression of individuality, and fun.
With that being said, this is by no means an exclusively African and/or Caribbean group. We have and accept members from any cultural background. The only requirement is to want to have fun, with a lot of Afro-Caribbean flavors!
Don’t be shy to contact us! We would love to hear from you. That being said, we will be offering dance workshops, so do take the time to stop by. We’d love to see your faces!
~Sakata Afrique Dance Group