Kauma Brief Encounters

Kauma Brief Encounters, also known as KBEs, are brief encounters arranged seasonally to bring together creatives in public physical spaces like restaurants, cafes, lounges, creative and/or digital spaces to exchange ideas, cultivate collaborations and deepen the artistic value. They are quick ‘home-away-from-home’ welcome breaks with like-minded people crossing borders in cities around the world. Share your travel plans or itinerary with us to schedule your stopover where one is happening.

Upcoming KBEs

Kauma Brief Encounter

Education & Training within African, Caribbean and Diasporic Dance Styles

Two-Part Series
Part 1: David Blake – Sunday 25 July 2021 • 19:00 – 20:30 BST
Part 2: Beverley Glean MBE – Tuesday 27 July 2021 • 18:00 – 19:30 BST

A virtual panel discussion & networking event connecting international creatives paving the way for new models of leadership and innovation.

Join us for the summer 2021 Kauma Brief Encounter (KBE) where we bring together creatives from across the globe to exchange ideas, cultivate collaborations, and deepen the artistic value.

This season’s Kauma Brief Encounter will focus on education & training within African, Caribbean and Diasporic Dance Styles. This KBE features Kauma Tribe members Beverley Glean of IRIE! dance theatre (Grenada/London, UK), and David Blake of Blake Arts (Jamaica/ USA/London, UK). They will come together to share their wealth of knowledge about training and mentorship, international partnerships and education, career pathways and transitions, and preserving the traditional to inform the contemporary.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn new skills, network with like-minded individuals, and cultivate potential partnerships.

Sunday 25 July, 7:00 – 8:30pm with David Blake, facilitated by Duane Cyrus

Tuesday 27 July, 6:00 – 7:30pm with Beverley Glean MBE, facilitated by Vivine Scarlett

FREE for the first 20 Kauma Tribe Members to register.
£5 for all remaining Tribe Members and non-members.

Headline Sponsor

Funded by

Sponsored by

The Neriah Legacy Fund

Cake to Differ


Metalevel Arts

dance Immersion

Middlesex University

Dancing Strong

Past KBEs