IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance & Music
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IFE-ILE's mission & vision

IFÉ-ILÉ is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and cultivation of Afro-Cuban culture and folklore through the arts. We seek to develop cross-cultural understanding and to educate community members and visitors through traditional and contemporary dance, music performances, festivals, lectures, and workshops.

IFÉ-ILÉ's activities educate as well as engage audiences, so people are not merely entertained but actually learn about, appreciate and even participate in the rich folkloric traditions of Afro-Cubans. (Learn about our classes and workshops, lectures and seminars, and our annual festival)

At our events, dancers in colorful, traditional dress and drummers/singers playing instruments including congas, batá drums and checkeres showcase Afro-Cuban cultural traditions ranging from sacred Orisha dances to folkloric rumba.

Through our annual festival and our workshops, classes and events at schools, universities and both neighborhood and tourist centers, we not only promote Afro-Cuban culture but also ensure its preservation and cultivation. By reaching out to underserved communities, we build the cultural awareness of youth and adults who otherwise might have little exposure to Afro-Cuban traditions.

Our presentations appeal to people of all backgrounds and help build appreciation for all African Diasporic cultures. Partnering organizations urge us to return to their communities, telling us how meaningful and inspirational they are to attendees/participants.