Diamano Coura West African Dance Company

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $45,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/12/2012
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, based in Oakland, is dedicated to the preservation, instruction, and appreciation of traditional West African music, art, dance, and culture. To do this, it provides weekly classes for youth and adults, performs locally and internationally, and produces an annual four-day festival that celebrates the art and culture of African Diaspora countries. Its programs reach more than 8,000 people annually, most of whom participate free of charge.
About the Grantee
Address
1428 Alice Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, based in Oakland, is dedicated to the preservation, instruction, and appreciation of traditional West African music, art, dance, and culture. To do this, it provides weekly classes for youth and adults, performs locally and internationally, and produces an annual four-day festival that celebrates the art and culture of African Diaspora countries. Its programs reach more than 8,000 people annually, most of whom participate free of charge.
for general operating support  
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is dedicated to the preservation, instruction, and appreciation of West African music, art, dance, and culture. The forty-year-old organization reaches 12,000 people annually through its weekly classes for youth and adults, local and international performances, and annual four-day festival that celebrates the art and culture of the African diaspora. Renewed funding will support the continuation of programming and its goals to build its board and administrative infrastructure.
for general operating support  
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is dedicated to the preservation, instruction, and appreciation of West African music, dance, theater, and culture. This longstanding Oakland organization maintains a vibrant practice with more than 200 classes each year for youth and adults, local and international performances, and an annual four-day festival that celebrates the art and culture of the African diaspora. In 2017, artistic director Naomi Gedo Diouf was honored with the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award by the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

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