Kawambe-Omowale African Drum & Dance Theatre offers a glimpse of West African culture through performances of drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling. Kawambe-Omowale is a Phoenix-based arts company celebrating almost 30 years in the Valley of the Sun! Through public and private performances, workshops, and our weekly community class, Kawambe Omowale enables you to experience West Africa.
Our members have traveled to Senegal and The Gambia in West Africa, to study the music and dance of the Mande cultures. We have also studied with master artists from other African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria, and with master artists from Cuba. We have performed for events such as the Festival of Nations, the Yoruba Arts Festival, the International Youth Arts Festival, the International Percussive Arts Society's National Convention, and City of Phoenix Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast. We are artists listed in the Arizona Commission on the Arts Roster in the Performing Folk Arts category. We are available for school-based residencies, after-school programs, community outreach workshops, corporate events, and private functions.