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Specializing in Saving the Children through PREVENTIVE, DISCIPLINE and DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS

*From Store Fronts to National and International Stages*
Guaranteed to make you STOP, LOOK and LISTEN
Our World Renowned performing arts are proven examples of the success we had in developing and helping to educate young people

National and International Ambassadors of Performing Arts
Ministry of Discipline, Culture, Love, Hope & Faith Programs
"The most accomplished (award-winning) performing arts organizations in America,
located in Camden, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"


We need your help to help more youth at-risk, to learn and experience the benefits of the arts and to become righteous young people making better communities



34 years of non stop community service
Developmental programs that gives young people the opportunity to live and experience the
True Essence and the Pursuit

The MANIFESTATIONS of the SOLUTIONS and the MODEL of what scholars, leaders and educators
TALK and WRITE about concerning the SOCIAL ills or the problems of our youth and communities AT-RISK


Performing at many prestigious venues, such as: United Nations-NY, AFRICA, CARIBBEAN, Political Inaugurations, NAACP National Convention, National Association of Black Journalist Convention, Waldorf Astoria-NY, Grand Hyatt-NY, NJPAC-NJ, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)-NY, Schomburg Center NY,  Sunshine Awards / Gilman Figaro-NY, War Memorial (Trenton, NJ), Sony Blockbuster Entertainment Ctr., Tweeter Ctr.-NJ, New Jersey State Aquarium, Kimmel Ctr.-PHILA., Forum-Harrisburg, PA, Taj Mahal Casino-NJ, Trump Casino-NJ.Sands Casino-NJ, Show Boat Casino-NJ, Academy of Music-PHILA., International African Arts Festival-NY, Mann Center-PHILA., Robin Hood Dell-Phila., WDAS Unity Day-PHILA,, Odunde-PHILA., West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival-PHILA, Penns Landing-PHILA., The famous UniverSoul Circus, Six Flags GREAT ADVENTURE, Expos, Performing Art Centers, Museums, Convention Centers, Festivals, Colleges, Universities, Schools, Fraternity & Sorority National Conventions, Government & State Agencies, United States Arm Force Facilities, City Halls, Fortune 500 or High Profile Corporate Events and many community events all over this country.

Seen by millions on Local, National, International and Cable Television, such as:  Charles Perez Show- 1995, National News Networks, Positive Impact (JOE PISCOPO) Show, NBC-Today's Show - Matt Lauer & Katie Couric with Joe Piscopo-2003, SPIKE TV- 2005, C-SPAN (International)- Millions More Movement 2005, CNN- (JOE PISCOPO-2007), TLC CABLE- 2009, WPVI 6, WCAU 10, KYW 3, WTXF 29, WPHL 17, WYBE 35, CN8 and many local TV shows around the U.S.A. since 1984.

Music that penetrates the soul

"Their performance was so thorough, we are going to play the CD all day at the Imani Celebration fest in California; You (Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble) are the best that I have ever seen."  DR. MAULANA KARENGA- Professor, Author, Historian / Creator & Founder of KWANZAA

"I've traveled all over the world, they are the best I've ever seen in this country."   DR. MOLEFI KETE ASANTE- Professor, Author & Historian  / The father and author of Afrocentricity

"They (Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble) are great, their show needs to be in Las Vegas NOW with the best. Legendary KENNY GAMBLE / Philadelphia International Records

" They (Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble) is the best that I have seen in America.  They are so good, like my home in Africa; that is why I have my children performing with them. They are Family" Yalani Bangoura- Acrobat, Dance Teacher & Djeli from Guinea, West Africa.

"This group is producing miracles." JOE PISCOPO - Famous Actor / Comedian & Philanthropist / Positive Impact Foundation & One of the original Saturday Night Live Superstars

"So very proud of their performances at the Mann Center. Robert and Wanda Dickerson' true commitment and dedication to our young people should forever be applauded. I've worked with their organization for 18 years joyfully as cultural partners with the Mann Center's educational programs." Peace and Blessings Family!  Rhoda Blount, VP Education & Community Engagement

"This group is wonderful, you must see them, it is hard to explain how good they really are."  Legendary DR. BABA CHUCK DAVIS- Over 50 years of African Dance & Artistic Director for 38+ years for DANCE AFRICA / BAM

"I've traveled the world touring and performing and never found a group uplifting family and African Culture in America until meeting this FAMILY."  MOUSSA DIABATE- Djeli,Griot, Historian & African Dance & Drum Teacher / Les Ballet Africain- Guinea, WEST AFRICA

" I heard a lot about them, (Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble) when I seen them, (Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble) (October 20, 2007) they are number one M' BEMBA BANGOURA-Djeli,Griot, Historian & African Dance & Drum Teacher / The Ballet of Conakry & Ballet Djoliba - Guinea, WEST AFRICA

"They are the BEST, like the BALLET."  MITO CAMARA- African Dance & Drum Teacher / Lead Drummer for Les Ballet Africain for many years- Guinea, WEST AFRICA

"I am 96 years old and I have traveled the world many times and seen many dance performances. That was the best dance performance that I have ever seen in my life"- (January 31, 2010) a wonderful elder Jewish Lady at a Jewish Elderly Center in Pennsylvania

"The impact that you (Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble) put on people; if more people would do that, it would impact the world" (October 5, 2011)  Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art