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UNIVERSAL AFRICAN DANCE and DRUM ENSEMBLE

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS

 Dear Sponsor(s):

   
CONGRATULATIONS

As you may know that a distinguished committee of world renowned artists and scholars chose our very own Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble to represent the U.S.A. at the historical World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, a.k.a. as FESMAN in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.  This world festival was held in December 2010.   Over 80 nations sent their best scholars, historians, artists and performers to this WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL.  We were proud and honored to be selected and performing among the best performing arts groups in the world.

  Your donations and believing in us, made this historical representation possible.  An article written on December 3, 2010 by The Philadelphia Inquirer's Annette John-Hall touch the hearts of our donors.  A special and dear friend who grew up in Camden, New Jersey, Minister Dr. Tyrone Gilliams and his son who now lives in Pennsylvania, read this article.  Minister Gilliams was touched by the article and he joined together with his son Tyrone Gilliams Jr. to help us make this historical representation possible.   We thank the Gilliams family as our major sponsor and all that donated, because you made this historical event happen, not just for Camden New Jersey, Philadelphia Pennsylvania and African American people all over America; you made this possible because this was a representation for people all over the world who understand this magnificent accomplishment. 

Below you will find You-Tube Videos of us performing at this historical event.

(1)   December 15, 2010 (Saint-Louis, Senegal Africa on INTERNATIONAL STAGE) Click here for You-Tube Video
(2)   December 17 and 18, 2010 (On Goree Island and Senegalese wedding in Dakar, Senegal Africa) Click here for You-Tube Video
(3)   Further HISTORICAL information please Click here:

 Thank you very much, all donations are tax deductible and your donation was greatly appreciated and we did represent the United States of America honorably.  ALL DONATIONS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED IN OUR SOUVENIR BOOK to be published soon. 

Continue to DONATE and SUPPORT our PERFORMING ARTS and PROGRAMS CLICK HERE:

ROBERT H. DICKERSON
Founder and Executive Director
(856) 365-4817


Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble's

MAJOR 2009 ACCOMPLISHMENT

Chosen to represent the U.S.A. at the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, a.k.a. as FESMAN IN DAKAR, SENEGAL WEST AFRICA.

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble were chosen by a distinguished committee of world renowned artists and scholars to represent the U.S.A. at the FESMAN 2009 World Arts Festival.   Over 80 nations of the best artists and performers will be represented. The new date will be December 2010 in Dakar, Senegal West Africa.   We are proud and honored to be among the best performing arts groups in the world.

In addition, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble is sanctioned one of the best African Dance and Drum Troupes in America by renowned scholars, historians and artists in America and Africa.

World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures / Festival Mondial Des Arts Negres

MEDIA KIT (BOOKLET PDF FILE)

09/24/2010 Letter for Press Conference in New York City with Senegal, Africa President,
His Excellency Mr. Abdoulaye Wade

 

Fund Raising Campaign You Tube Video for our performing art programs and trip to the
World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, also known as FESMAN in Dakar, Senegal Africa
this December 2010.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.

 

 

Dr. Djibril Diallo / U.S.A. COMMITTEE

Dr. Djibril Diallo, Chair of the U.S. Leadership Committee for the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures also known as (FESMAN) 2010, which organized the SENEGAL U.S. DELEGATION April 2010 that took part in the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Senegal's Independence and Unveiling of the African Renaissance Monument, April 2010 in Dakar, Senegal, Africa.

  High Powered SENEGAL U.S. DELEGATION December 2010 at the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Senegal, African American Artists, Mayors, Senators, Scientists to Participate December 10th to December 31, 2010.

CLICK You tube VIDEO links below

Universal African Dance in New York Part One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6m5bgRJBK0

 

Universal African Dance in New York Part Two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77qmoR8MuFw


United States Delegation takes part in the Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Senegal's Independence
and Unveiling of the African Renaissance Monument / April 2 - 4, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal, Africa

#1 Robert Dickerson with Dr. Maulana Karenga, #2 Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., #3 NAACP Ben Jealous, #4 Dr. Julius W. Garvey & Maria Nghidinwa,
#5 Hon. Darius Mans, #6 Queen Africa Delois Blakely, #7 Hilary Shelton, #8 Melvin Foote, #9 Queen Africa & Professor Leonard Jeffries

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