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CONGRATULATIONS
A Historical and World Renowned Accomplishment

    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. 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:

In addition, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, a 77 member troupe is sanctioned one of the best African Dance and Drum Troupes in America by renowned scholars, historians and artists in America and Africa.  All members are also Karate practitioners and most are National and World Karate Champions from the Universal Pasha Karate School (UPK).

 

United States Delegation takes part in the Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Senegal's Independence
and Unveiling of the
African Renaissance Monument

Dr. Djibril Diallo, (3rd from the right) Chair of the U.S. Leadership Committee for the World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN) 2010,
which organized the U.S. delegation, and Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS).

CLICK HERE: For Press Release, Photos and Information

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble's (Robert Dickerson)- in DAKAR, SENEGAL, AFRICA, as a member of the UNITED STATES DELEGATION with a special invitation from His Excellency PRESIDENT MAITRE ABDOULAYE WADE of Senegal, Africa.  US Delegation of Dr. Djibril Diallo, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Benjamin Todd Jealous, Dr. Julius W. Garvey, Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry Sr., Ambassador Dudley Thompson, Constance Newman, Prof. Leonard Jeffries, Queen Mother Africa Delois Blakely, Mel Foote, Hilary Shelton, Akon, Famous actor Richard Gant just to name a few and with over 80 accomplished celebrities.  Special thanks to Dr. Molefi K. Asante Chairman of US FESMAN SENEGAL WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL who wasn't able to be in attendance however contributed to its success of the US Delegation in the Celebrating of the 50th Anniversary of Senegal, Africa's Independence and the UNVEILING of the African Renaissance Monument

 

 Click here or on Photo for the ENGLISH Version of the African Renaissance Monument Origin, History and Significance

 

Click here or on Photo for the FRENCH Version of the African Renaissance Monument Origin, History and Significance


WORLD FESTIVAL OF BLACK ARTS and CULTURES, a.k.a. as FESMAN

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.

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble - at the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, a.k.a. as FESMAN

 

 

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

World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures a.k.a. FESMAN - COMPLETE SCHEDULE PDF File (CLICK HERE)

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.

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