Myron and Natalie Jackson
have presented traditional dance, music and songs of Africa for over 3 decades and initially studied drum and dance at their respective alma mater's of Morehouse College and Hampton University.
Their extensive studies in music and choreography from master artists include Babatunde Olatunji, Cornelius Kweku Ganyo, Mabiba Baegne, Neri Torres, Malik Faye, Souleymane Diop, Kadijah Wilson, Malang Bayo, Djimo Kouyate and Reginald Yates.
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Kuumba Dancers & Drummers,
is a community based organization that offers classes and train their members ranging from young children and adults of all ages. Based in Tampa, Florida since 1980, Kuumba has provided numerous audiences with their insightful display of traditional African folkdance, music songs and storytelling.
Presentations consist of extensive research with diverse artists and include dance and music traditions of the African diaspora.
Kuumba Dancers and Drummers strive to present an authentic experience to their audiences while preserving and nurturing the art form for generations to come.
They have delighted audiences across the state of Florida and as far away as Canada, performing at schools, colleges, churches, libraries, theme parks, corporate events and festivals as well as opening for internationally known artists.