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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
SeaTac, WA
To provide opportunities for African Diaspora immigrant and refugee communities, families, and individuals in South King County to attain health and housing stability, economic development, high-quality education, and referrals to legal services.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Renton, WA
AFRICAN AMERICANS REACH AND TEACH HEALTH (AARTH) is a non-religious 501c3 faith-based capacity building nonprofit organization, established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent.
AARTH Ministry was established in September 2002 to help bridge the gap in health inequities by providing social/behavioral health education and training capacity building services to faith, health and social service institutions that serve people of African descent.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Educating, Growing, and Influencing Northwest Communities through African Culture.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa
Location
Hello! My name is Laja Okunuga of Ade Africana Imports in Seattle, Washington , USA.

We have been trading in fine African Imports from our storefront business on the famous Broadway Ave. in the colorful and thriving Capitol Hill neighborhood for seven years now.

Over the years we have gained respect, and admiration in our community not only for our products, but also for our warm, friendly and comprehensive customer service. The people of Seattle have come to know us as a place where they can not only select from a wide variety of Carvings, Masks, Clothes, Jewelry, and Musical instruments, but also a place from which they can walk away garnering a smile, and a little better understanding of African arts and culture.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Auburn, WA
Mission Africa empowers families in Washington State and in villages in Africa through three focus areas: education, healthcare, & poverty alleviation
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
Lynnwood, WA
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Kent, WA
Mother Africa is committed to leadership building, advocacy and community action to reduce barriers to healthcare, education, safety and economic independence while fostering a comfortable space to celebrate our cultures, our families and our growth.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Burien, WA
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Spirit of Africa is a celebration of the music, dance, and culture of Africa.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
We, the Sundiata African American Cultural Association produce a cultural festival yearly. We have come to know that Festival Sundiata is a breath of fresh air when it comes to racial relations and cultural competency. We are a volunteer group of folks that plan all year and give our best effort to celebrate and introduce the culture of people of African decent to the people in the Northwest. Each one of our festivals are free of charge to attend, you won’t find a better deal anywhere in the Northwest. Make sure to buy a t-shirt or poster to remind you of this great festival.

Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Central America, Multicultural, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Latin America, North America
Location
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
One Vibe Entertainment engages all aspects of the community in creating and actualizing a cultural vision embracing diversity and sustainability.
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
Saeed Abbas is a master drummer and teacher of traditional African music from Ghana West Africa
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
A dynamic West African griot music group of balafon (xylophone), drums, guitar and kora, these musicians represent a 1,000 year tradition. This joyful music is performed for celebrations, weddings, christenings, festivals and concerts
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
United in their passion for sharing their culture, this group of extraordinary Seattle-based West African artists have come together to spread a message of joy, unity, and transformation. Employing powerful rhythms, high-energy dance, and songs steeped in the rich heritage of Guinea.
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
We are a group of artists and educators with a common goal, to study, share and perform West African culture to support healthy perspectives of life. Ocheami means linguist, the representative who speaks on behalf of the chief in the Ga Language of Ghana, West Africa. Ocheami are "performers speaking on behalf of West African people through drumming, dance, song and storytelling."
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
The Gye Name Dance Ensemble is the creation of principal dancer, Queen T (Tremontenia Morgan). Queen T specializes in teaching traditional African dances to children and adults of all ages. Highly motivated students are encouraged to perform as a group in local festivals, ceremonies, and dance workshops.

In addition to the benefits of exercise, students learn about the customs underlying one of five different dances. Students are encouraged to develop their own costumes and pursue related cultural aspects, e.g., geography, history, and art. Students are expected to develop discipline and concentration skills that carry over into other aspects of their lives.

Queen T and the Gye Nyame Ensemble are available to teach or perform at your organization or event.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Multicultural, Western Europe (includes Central), Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, South America
Location
African Diasporic "Glocal" Arts and Activism
Arte y Activismo "Glocal" de la Diáspora Africana
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Kouyaté Arts is a West African Music, Song And Dance Performance Company, Directed by husband and wife duo Boka and Afua Kouyaté. The sights and the sounds of the Kouyaté Arts is an exotic blend of celebration and awareness. Live music,song, and dance provide a festive and dynamic style of West African culture. All presentations are suitable for the entire family. Everyone can relate to a happy experience!​