Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe and Second Chance Entertainment
Houston, New Orleans, Jefferson County
Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi
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About Me Personally:
I am a single mother of one 13-year-old son. I am a professional performing artist and folk artist. I provide Cultural Arts programs to after-school, during school and summer time camps. I travel nine months out of the year with my dance company. I enjoy meeting and networking, sharing and learning about what others are doing around the world. I also design fitness and wellness programs for a healthier lifestyle.
To meet artists, art lovers and wonderful like-minded people to network and connect with for business and social activities. To increase awareness about the important of art in our changing world today. Also I would love to find serious financial supporters for up-coming and existing programs and special projects, such as festivals, conferences and celebrations produced by my Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 Arts and Educational Organization.
Marketing and Publicity Skills, Event Planning, Event and Festival Consultant, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts Projects, National Artist Exchange and Promotions, Fundraising and Campaign Development Skills, Artistic Project Development, Non-Profit Startup Planning, International Artist Exchange, Promotions, Booking and Management
Family, Performing Arts, National and International Travel, Volunteerism, Community Service, Working directly with at-risk youth in the USA, Human Rights Issues, Working with Domestic Violence Issues, Activist for Youth gang activities, teen pregnancy and drug prevention. On a personal note: reading, creative writing, live poetry reading, live theatre (plays), attending festival, conferences, workshops, I also enjoy live jazz sets, reggae concerts and Traditional African drumming/ African Pop Music, more to come.
Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe,
Ballet Jahfena Youth Ensemble
Second Chance Entertainment Co.
Pathway 2 Wellness
People's Village Cultural Art Center and Museum
People's Village Shule
The African & African American Artists Network
Black Dance USA
Global Dance Network
Universal Hurricane Katrina Survivors Council
Katrina Kids and Elderly Project Fund
Daughters and Mothers of Katrina
National Black Storyteller
National Black Women Health Project
CDL Alternative Studies Program
Secondary Education for Special Needs Children (w) ADHD, ADD
Alternative Certification for Specialized Reading Programs for Special needs Middle School Age Children.
Non-Profit Marketing and Publicity, Grantwriting 101,
Non-Profit Management and Event Planning
University of Jerusalem School for the Performing Arts
Dance as Therapy
Dance as Therapy, Performing arts,
Arts Management and Productions,
Event Planning, Marketing and Publicity
Dance Therapist (Movement Specialist)
Artists Development Consultant
Artistic Management and Production Consultant
Event Planning and Promotions Specialist
Non-Profit Marketing and Publicity /Fundraising Consultant
Non-Profit Start-up Consultant
Cultural and Educational Enrichment Program Designer
Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe About LKNT 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 it's mission as we promote and 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. "LKNT" has offices in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. As one of New Orleans/ Houston's premiere Contemporary and Traditional African Dance Troupes. "LKNT" will continue to broaden the cultural and artistic environment with our passionate and exciting presentation of Traditional and Contemporary dance, theatre and visual art presentations. (Due to Hurricane Katrina and Rita we have presently combined our New Orleans office with our Houston office). Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe is very much still in it's recovery stages from 2005 Hurricane Katrina & Rita, making progress daily toward a better future.
LKNT Mission Is to preserve, present and promote African and African American Traditional and Contemporary performing and fine arts, with the goal of attaining an appreciation for African Traditional and Contemporary arts throughout diversified communities. To make quality arts program available to the underserved and forgotten communities.
LKNT 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 is dance, music, drama, singing, quilting, or painting. Our vision is to also work closely with community leaders to build stronger artists communities.