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Mama K Day 2022

Organized by Umfundalai Administrator
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Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt

Celebrate Mama Kariamu and the Umfundalai Legacy

All funds raised will go directly to National Association of American African Dance Teachers
$520 raised
32 items sold of
50 goal
Thanks to our supporters!
Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt, Unisex - Black
Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt
Unisex - Black
Organized by Umfundalai Administrator

About this campaign

The National Association of American African Dance Teachers (NAAADT) is based in Maryland and its membership consists of Umfundalai teachers. Umfundalai is a contemporary African dance technique that comprises its movement vocabulary from dance traditions throughout the African Diaspora. NAAADT’s mission is to heighten the quality of contemporary, neo-traditional, and Diasporan African dance teaching in North America through teacher training, performance opportunities, community engagement, professional development, and certification in the Umfundalai contemporary African dance technique for aspiring African dance educators. NAAADT is an IRS 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization, and as such, all donations are 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
Click here to learn more about NAAADT's programs

mama k picpngKariamu Welsh, D. Arts was a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mentor, and colleague to many. Whether one’s connection to her was via family, academia, dance classes or performances, or her written works, her impact on dance and African dance scholarship extends the world over. In the New York Times obituary article, one of her many students was quoted saying, “Dr. Welsh changed the landscape of how we think about African dance by showing that what we do with our bodies is worthy of investigation.”

Mama K Day was created to commemorate Mama Kariamu’s global reach, and bring awareness to her legacy. Sponsored by NAAADT, this will be an annual event held on the nearest Saturday to Mama Kariamu’s birthday, September 22. All proceeds from the fundraiser support NAAADT’s Umfundalai dance education programs, including the Umfundalai teaching certification program. To learn more about Mama Kariamu and read tributes and memorials honoring her and her work, follow the links below:
• NAAADT Umfundalai Description video,
• Sonya Morris, BlackPast Biography,
• Gregory King, “Remembering Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Umfundalai’s Progenitor,”
• L. Graciella Maiolatesi, “Mama Kariamu Welsh: Memorial Tribute,”
• Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University Dr, Kariamu Welsh Memorial Celebration


Amber Golden 1 item
Sheila A. Ward 2 items

Promote the Umfundalai Legacy!

Nina Newton 1 item

I am supporting this campaign because I love Mama Kariamu. She was a wonderful person and she is missed.

Dara J Meredith 1 item
Ruth Hoover 1 item

It's an honor to contribute.

Anonymous 1 item
Lindsay Howard 1 item

Legacy of Umfundalai lives The Live of Mama K continues to be with us all

Tiana Sanders 1 item
Deanna Atchley 1 item
Magira Ross 2 items


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