Diaspora Dinner with SambaDá
Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:30pm 11:00pm

  • 7:30 pm Doors
  • 8:00 pm Seated Dinner and Music Performance/Discussion
  • 9:00 pm Samba Dance Lesson
  • 9:30 pm Music for dancing

Tickets are $15 Show Only | $30 Dinner & Show | All Ages
Afro-Brazilian menu prepared by guest chef Krystle Cameron

Ashkenaz is excited to host our first “Diaspora Diner” special event of 2017, featuring the band SambaDá. Diaspora Diner presents a menu and live music from the African Diaspora – tonight focusing on Afro-Brazilian culture – with cuisine prepared by Chef Krystle Cameron, a concert by the band SambaDá that incorporates discussion of their music’s historical and cultural roots, and a time for the audience to get up and dance.


Cameron’s Afro-Brazilian-inspired meal, available for advance purchase or a la carte (while supplies last), includes vegetarian Feijoada (black bean stew); Couve a Mineira (garlicky collard greens); rice; Brazilian lemonade; and dessert. The idea for Diaspora Diner was born of Cameron’s desire to connect more deeply with the various iterations of the culture(s) of her African ancestors. “I’ve always found the alchemical nature of African culture both mystifying and empowering; slaves taken from the shores of West Africa transformed the food, languages, and landscapes of every country they eventually set foot in. I find great comfort and inspiration in being able to trace the recipes, music, and dances of my southern upbringing all the way back to The Motherland.”