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Congo Kids is proud to have collaborated with other community and youth focused organizations that are featured below.
Luther Gray & Congo Square Preservation Society
The Congo Square Preservation Society is a non-profit organization that encourages and supports cultural programming and cultural preservation in Congo Square. Originally founded in 1989 as the "Congo Square Foundation," the organization has promoted the preservation of Congo Square and its cultural, historical, and spiritual traditions through weekly cultural programming and education. The Society also supports local artists and musicians in New Orleans through advocacy and identifying and assisting with needs of the cultural community. For more than two decades, the organization has nationally and internationally promoted Congo Square and New Orleans' culture and artists of African and Native American descent. This is the public page for the Congo Square Preservation Society and is a space to post events and information of historical, research, and cultural interest. A private page for dues-paying members of the Congo Square Preservation Society has also been established as an internal means of communicating with our membership.
Congo Square Rhythms and drumming - BABALUTHER@GMAIL.COM
NOYSE | New Orleans Youth Sound Experience
The New Orleans Youth Sound Experience teaches at no cost to the student, music production and recording to both at-risk and creative youth ages 13-17, while giving them hands-on experience, infusing an appreciation of local culture, and engaging them in their community.
Sound production and mastering - NOYSE FRIEND@NOYSE.ORG
We distinguish ourselves from other arts education programs by offering both on- and off-site programming, using a sliding scale fee model, welcoming all students without auditions, and focusing on individuality and creative expression within our students. For 2016, we aim to increase our year-round reach from 250 to 500 students, where 50% of our students receive free or low-cost arts education. To make this possible, we rely on funding from donors and giving organizations. Skilled master teachers and artists train students in dance, music, theater, improvisation, creative writing, drumming and yoga, providing young participants with an arts education that builds self-esteem, confidence and the skills that children need to be the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers. The students also gain a greater knowledge of New Orleans’ rich arts culture and heritage while expanding their own individual creativity and self-expression.