About "LKNT"

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Healing Communities Through The Arts

Our Philosophy

Africa Dance is more than just a performance or form of entertainment. It is a spiritual energy, a way of life. African dance is our way of giving praise to the creator and our ancestors for the blessings given to us daily. African dance is a spirit of healing. African is nothing without the drum. It is a spiritual healing, so deep, so emotional and rhythmic. We have laughed and cried, bringing meaning to dance and music.

Dance and music are is our way of expressing and communicating to the world. We express our past and our present, and put forth our visions of the future. It is the most peaceful way to display our culture and traditions.

It is that ever present and everlasting celebration of life. The purpose of culture is to communicate a higher principle. There are those life giving and life sustaining principle, which cannot be discussed or passed on by words. So through the spirit of dance and music, we create a spiritual energy that all people can understand.

We must remember that the creative force does not need us; we need it. Life is movement and dance is healing and the drum gives meaning to our souls. Our movement and rhythms should bring peace into our lives, and the spirit will live within us as long as we remember and dance and praise our "Creator" and "Ancestors" for the spirit they gave us.

It takes a Village to raise our children

Meet Our Board of Directors

Mrs. Joyce Diarra, Chairman

Ms.Padrica Lawes,  1st-President

Mrs. Melanie Thornton-Lewis, 2nd President

Mr. Bernard Lawes, 1nd -Vice President

Ms. Vanessa Perkins, 2st - Vice President

Mr. Dick Siner, 3rd Vice President

Ms. Raquel Breaux, Secretary

Mrs. Nicole Heisser, Assistant Secretary

Mrs. Claudell Journee,Treasurer

Advisory & Fundraising Committee

2012- 2014 New Members Needed

Volunteer Advisory Committee Members (5)

Volunteer Fundraising Committee Members (5)

Volunteer Membership Recruitment Officers (5)

Interested Candidates please contact us by March 1, 2012 by email, postal mail or telephone.


Houston, Texas ~ 281-806-0477

New Orleans, Louisiana ~504-800-3758 or 504-220-8768

March 1, 2012 & 2014 New Season Starts

Performing and Visual Art Lovers interested in serving on any of our committees please send resume or letter of your interest to us by email or postal mail (go to contact page).

We Must Honor All Our Greats Who Paved The Way

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