KanKouran West African Dance Company preserves and promotes traditional West African culture by providing quality entertainment and educational programs to local and national audiences in an effort to facilitate cross-cultural enrichment.
KanKouran was founded in 1983 for the purpose of contributing to the extension of the arts by introducing the essence of traditional African dance to audiences; enriching American cultural heritage through the integration of authentic West African performing arts; and promoting intercultural understanding through education and the performing arts.
On behalf of Artistic Director Assane Konte, and the entire KanKouran family, we would like to send our deepest gratitude to the following for their continued support of our organization, programs, and activities…
D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES (an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts)
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MAYOR’S OFFICE ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
CEO, OSO MFUNDISHI TAYARI CASEL & ELITE SECURITY SERVICES
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR FOR PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND