P.O. Box 1338 Washington, DC 20013

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KanKouran’s mission is to preserve and promote traditional West African culture by providing quality entertainment and educational programs to local and national audiences in an effort to facilitate cross-cultural enrichment.


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KanKouran’s immediate future is devoted to the establishment of an African Cultural Center. This Center will serve as a model to educate the community in order to foster a greater understanding of and appreciation for pan-African and cross-cultural artistic cooperative endeavors. Patrons and visitors alike will have the opportunity to learn about African culture and other cultures throughout the African Diaspora through the study of dance, music, drum making, language, drama, history, culinary and textile arts, and other aspects of culture. The African Cultural Center will become locally and nationally known as a resource center for the study of African cultural arts. KanKouran also envisions expanding the organization beyond its one location and beyond its present company. It intends to accomplish this in two ways: By developing a touring company which will be available for local, national, and international venues; and by establishing satellite studios in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, thus enabling more convenient access to those persons in outlying areas who would like to participate in the many activities and experiences KanKouran offers to the community.

Press/Media Mentions

TV: FOX 5 Morning Show, WHUT, Talk On DC (Comcast Channel 16), News Channel 8, CNN Turkey
RADIO: Radio One, WPFW, WHUR, WKYS, We Act Radio, WOL
PRINT: The Washington Post, The Washington Informer, Essence Magazine, Trinidad and Tobago Express, JET Magazine, Washington City Paper, The Hilltop
WEB: www.fortmilltimes.com (Congressional Edition), www.bet.com, www.whitehouse.gov, www.washngtonpost.com, www.washingtoncitypaper.com