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Harambee Youth Drummers perform traditional African movements during drum presentation
The Harambee Youth Drummers perform a traditional African movement during a drum presentation. Photo: Wiley Price

Harambee Institute

With programs highlighting dance, storytelling, traditional drumming and jewelry craft, the Harambee Institute has been offering active arts programming to the St. Louis community since 1977. Providing much needed opportunities for creativity, the visual and performing arts programs provide valuable learning experiences for youth and their families, an avenue for expression through the arts, increased self-esteem, and instill ethnic and cultural awareness within the community. Workshops are held weekly, and the Institute sponsors an annual Storytelling Summit showcasing the Harambee Youth Group.

Documentation includes text and 12 color photos.

Originally submitted by: William (Bill) Clay, Representative (1st District).



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