Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Tax Exempt Arts Organization of dancers, drummers and individuals dedicated to bringing African cultural art forms and valves to wide attention, with the goal of attaining appreciation for African traditions throughout a diversified community. "LKNT" views education as an essential part of it's mission as we promote and understanding of traditional African culture and history, as we know it. We promote the arts in all forms through performances, lectures, and workshops with the public. "LKNT" has offices in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. As one of New Orleans/ Houston's premiere Contemporary and Traditional African Dance Troupes. "LKNT" will continue to broaden the cultural and artistic environment with our passionate and exciting presentation of Traditional and Contemporary dance, theatre and visual art presentations. (Due to Hurricane Katrina and Rita we have presently combined our New Orleans office with our Houston office). Laini Kuumba Ngoma Troupe is very much still in it's recovery stages from 2005 Hurricane Katrina & Rita, making progress daily toward a better future.
LKNT Mission - Is to preserve, present and promote African and African American Traditional and Contemporary performing and fine arts, with the goal of attaining an appreciation for African Traditional and Contemporary arts throughout diversified communities. To make quality arts program available to the underserved and forgotten communities.
LKNT Vision - Is to see that every human being has an opportunity to experience a live performance, or pick up a brush with paint and see his/ her future come alive on canvas and have the opportunity to use all forms of the arts as a means of self-expression. Whether it is dance, music, drama, singing, quilting, or painting. Our vision is to also work closely with community leaders to build stronger artists communities.