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Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Dance, Performing Arts Centers

Mission: Our Mission is to ensure at-risk youth and there families have access to cultural arts programs.

Target demographics: keep the arts and culture alive

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 15,000 youth and adults, with free dance, music and cultural projects as well as with the creation of several community gardens.

Geographic areas served: Houston, TX & New Orleans, LA

Programs: arts & educational programs, workshops, live cultural arts performances, folk art projects, community gardening and cultural exchange programs.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6 talkingitupshow

Board Member

Rating: 5

Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe has played an active role in the positive development of many communities in Louisiana & Texas. The programming and community out reach has benefited people from new born to our seniors. For years this organization provides after school programs for public school students as well as teach home school from pre-k to 6th grades.

Additionally, Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe provides meal for the homeless and underserved communities of the greater New Orleans area.

Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe is a beacon of light on this sometimes dark world.

Arlean J. Edwards, CEO/President
The Talking It Up Show, Inc


Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is serious about providing arts and culture to communities where other are afraid to go. LKNT to serious about educating the masses...


Board Member

Rating: 5

LKNT has been doing amazing work for over 35 years and will continue on, passing it down to the next generation