BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
"...Drumfolk, the latest polyrhythmic percussive dance production by Step Afrika! is unquestionably great art. Drumfolk, which opened this week at Arena Stage, marks the beginning of a multi-year partnership between the two groups that will have Step Afrika! in residence at the Fichlander for at least three years."`
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
"...Step Afrika!'s latest production, Drumfolk, just opened at Arena Stage, and as always, the dancing is fiery and superbly executed. More important, the production's whole reason for being tells a story that not enough people have heard, about two events in American history that happened not so long ago."
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
"...“Drumfolk” is a triumph, plain and simple. A showcase of dance and history, this production is the first of a multi-year partnership between Step Afrika!, the first professional stepping dance company, and Arena Stage. Stepping, a percussive style of dance featuring clapping and stomping, flourished during the 20th century in the historically African-American fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, also called the Divine Nine, but has even earlier roots. Drawing on this tradition, “Drumfolk” celebrates the resistance and resiliency of enslaved people and their descendants through a moment of history in colonial South Carolina."