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Educating, Growing, and Influencing Northwest Communities through African Culture.

To create, expand, and offer options, for youth, to enhance growth, personal development, and academic success through the study of African culture, music, and dance.
  • Community
    Cultural Communities
  • Education
    Cultural Programs
    Museums & Cultural Centers
  • Expression
    Music Organizations
    Performing Art Organizations

For the past 25 years, the Adefua Cultural Education Workshop (ACEW) has presented high-quality cultural and educational workshops and presentations throughout the Pacific Northwest, helping participants and spectators to appreciate and understand cultural differences.

The mission of Adefua, an African music and dance company, is to create, expand and offer options for youth to enhance growth, personal development and academic success through the study of African culture, music, and dance. Adefua’s programs include school presentations and workshops (African Arts for All to See), year-round community dance classes (offered free of charge or at a very low fee), a spring recital (presented by all students of the company from the year), a large community festival in the fall (the Odunde Festival), two summer cultural camps (one for families and one for school-aged children), and Career Pathways work-based learning program to help underachieving students become successful and productive citizens, and a fall open house. The chief ingredients for success include a solid curriculum for students dedicated to state’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALR), committed individuals, and community participation and support.