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Makeda Kumasi

Dancer, musician, storyteller

Makeda Kumasi is a dancer, musician, and storyteller. Makeda’s Urban Djali tour centers traditional West African dance and music in a reflective journey of racial inequalities, domestic insecurities, and spiritual rejuvenation.

Living Cultures Grant


Pan-African Performance Art

Funding will support maintenance and repair for Kumasi’s instruments, and the booking of event spaces to present her 2021 spoken word album.

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