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 West Michigan Jewels of Africa (WMJOA) Traditional African Dance and Drum Troop is a family affair based organization located in the greater West Michigan, Grand Rapids area. WMJOA entertains and  educates while bringing black history to life.
     
     WMJOA  three generation of members came together to enjoy performing and teaching the authentic West African culture  through motion, song, dance and spirit in 2002.  The Founding members of WMJOA resided and studied this art in Atlanta, Ga with the Uhuru Dancers Of Atlanta.  When visiting in Michigan the troop Jewel's of Africa would teach the local youth at Seidman Center, currently called the Boys and Girls Club.
     Traditional African drum and dance is family- oriented social entertainment. This traditional art form provides knowledge of history through narratives,song,dance and drum.
WMJOA  high energy participatory performances, and workshops are presented with traditional African wear. This is a family activity for all ages 0-99 and up. The songs are performed and taught in the  native language including the vibrant heartbeat of the drums. WMJOA creates a of unity and respect which strengthens communities and family bonds.
        
    WMJOA is committed to cultural entertainment , by teaching traditional West African culture through motion song dance and spirit. Our educational entertainment on traditional West African involves: dance, drum, vocal classes, field-trips, workshops, costume design, residencies, lecture ,demonstration, performances and concerts.

 WMJOA CONTACT
                               Jewellynne Richardson/ Artistic Director
                               (616) 633-8148
                                  email: westmichiganjewelsofafrica@yahoo.com or msjewelshair@att.net
   

                 

You have a location we  can bring the village to you with our Traveling African Museum. This includes various family of authentic drums, cloth art, clothing and collectibles. This treat can come with a Griot/ Curator.




                                 



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