We maintain the history, traditions, and culture of Africa. Through performances, workshops, residences, and in-studio classes, we offer cultural enthusiasts a passport to Africa.

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Come. Celebrate our 10th anniversary with us.

We're putting on a concert to mark our 10th anniversary. We call it 'BIRTHRIGHT'. We celebrate on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the University of the District of Columbia Theatre of the Arts. Tickets are now available online.

This local American-born West African drum and dance ensemble boasts rock-solid drumming, tight ensemble work and fierce energy.
It’s powerful stuff.

-The Washington Post

We have classes for everyone.

It always happens. One family member gets into dancing or drumming, and then the rest of the family wants to join the fun. We have classes for the entire family. Pick a class. We conveniently offer classes throughout the DC metropolitan area.

Youth Dance Classes

Our youth dance classes are exciting, interactive, and teach full body coordination while building grace & stamina at an early age. Read More

Youth Drum Classes

Our youth drum classes are fun, energetic, and focused to help build rhythm & encourage teamwork & responsibility at an early age. Read More

Adult Dance Classes

Our adult dance classes are high energy and push dance enthusiasts to improve form, technique, placement and overall movement. Read More

Adult Drum Classes

Our adult drum classes are taught by certified traditional hand & stick drumming ambassadors who have a wealth of knowledge and effective teaching techniques. Read More

Youth Dance Classes

Our youth dance classes are exciting, interactive, and teach full body coordination while building grace & stamina at an early age.

Thursdays Youth Dance Classes

The first Thursday youth dance classes (ages 9-12) are taught by Lesina Martin from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

Sunday Youth Dance Classes

The first Sunday youth dance classes (ages 3-5) are taught by Nkenge Cunningham from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

The second Sunday youth dance classes (ages 6-8) are taught by Nkenge Cunningham from 11:00 to 12 pm at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

Youth Drum Classes

Our youth drum classes are fun, energetic, and focused to help build rhythm & encourage teamwork & responsibility at an early age.

Tuesdays Youth Drum Classes

Tuesdays youth drum classes (ages 2-4) are taught by Mahiri Keita from 6:15 to 7:00 pm at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

The class for ages 4-7 are also taught by Mahiri Keita from 7:00 to 7:45 pm also at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

Fridays Youth Drum Classes

Friday youth drum classes (ages 7-12) are taught by Mahiri Keita from 6:45 to 7:45 pm at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

Saturday Youth Drum Classes

Saturday youth drum classes are taught by Menes Yahudah from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at the Living Well / 2443 N. Charles Street / Baltimore, MD 21218.

Adult Dance Classes

Our adult dance classes are high energy and push dance enthusiasts to improve form, technique, placement and overall movement.

Monday ASA! Fitness Dance Classes

Monday ASA! fitness dance classes are taught by Akosua Akoto from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at ACAS (Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio) – 3804 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

Wednesday Adult Dance Classes

Wednesday adult dance classes are organized by Menes Yahudah from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, with varying instructors at ACAS (Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio) – 3804 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

Thursday Adult Dance Classes

Thursday adult dance classes are taught by Lesina Martin from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the Ubuntu Nankama (UN) / 3804 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

Saturday ASA! Fitness Dance

Saturday ASA! fitness dance classes are taught by Akosua Akoto from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at ACAS (Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio) – 3804 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

Adult Drum Classes

Our adult drum classes are taught by certified traditional hand & stick drumming ambassadors who have a wealth of knowledge and effective teaching techniques.

Tuesdays Adult Drum Classes

Tuesdays adult drum classes are taught by Menes Yahudah from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Living Well / 2443 N. Charles Street / Baltimore, MD 21218.

Tuesdays adult drum classes are taught by Mahiri Keita from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the UN (Ubuntu Nankama) / 3802 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20172.

Wednesdays Womens Stick Drumming Classes

Wednesday women’s stick drum classes are taught by Malari Moore from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the ACAS (Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio) / 3804 34th Street / Mt. Rainier, MD 20712.

Come visit our studio to register for a class.

For booking performances, workshops and/or residencies contact Diallo.