Ensemble has traveled both nationally and internationally
in an effort to share the Memphis music experience.
Call Della Perkins,
Program Director at
(901) 240-7438 for more information
Reflecting the love that all children have for
performing arts activities and the rich and historical
musical culture of African American people, the
Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy was formed.
uses a variety of Afro-centric performing arts
and literary styles, including blues, jazz, gospel,
Negro spiritual, contemporary Afro-centric movement,
and Black poetic composition and expression, to
introduce students to the historical exeriences
of their ancestors. Watoto program youth have
their unique experience of singing, dancing and
performing their way through history, an approach
that improves their self image and teaches them
to appreciate their cultural heritage. To date,
more than 3,000 children have had their lives
positively impacted by the Watoto programs.