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Cultural Bearers

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Cultural Bearers


Our Mission

Is to preserve, present and promote African and African American Traditional and Contemporary fine and performing arts, with the goal of attaining an appreciation for African Traditions & Contemporary arts throughout diversified communities. To make quality arts programs available to the underserved communities

Our Vision

Is to see that every human being has an opportunity to experience a live performance, or pick up a brush with paint and see his/her future come alive on canvas and have the opportunity to use all forms of the arts as a means of self-expression. Whether it be dance, music, drama, singing, quilting, or painting. Our vision is to also work closely with community leaders to build stronger artists communities.

Our Philosophy

Africa Dance is more than just a performance or form of entertainment. It is a spiritual energy, a way of life. African dance is our way of giving praise to the creator and our ancestors for the blessings given to us daily. African dance is a spirit of healing. African is nothing without the drum. It is a spiritual healing, so deep, so emotional and rhythmic. Dance and music is our way of expressing and communicating to the world. We express our past and our present and put forth our visions of the future. It is the most peaceful way to display our culture and traditions. It is that ever present and everlasting celebration of life. The purpose of culture is to communicate a higher principle. There are those life giving and life sustaining principle, which cannot be discussed or passed on by words. So, through the spirit of dance and music, we create a spiritual energy that all people can understand. We must remember that the creative force does not need us; we need it. Life is movement and dance is healing and the drum gives meaning to our souls. Our movement and rhythms should bring peace into our lives, and the spirit will live within us as long as we remember and dance and praise our "Creator" and "Ancestors" for the spirit they gave us.


Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Tax Exempt Arts Organization of dancers,
drummers, and individuals dedicated to bringing African cultural art forms and valves to wide attention,
with the goal of attaining appreciation for African traditions throughout a diversified community. “LKNT”
views education as an essential part of its mission as we promote an understanding of traditional African
culture and history, as we know it. We promote the arts in all forms through performances, lectures, and
workshops with the public.