Kuumba In Afrikan Arts 

Barbea Williams Performing Company has been providing Kuumba in Afrikan Arts for over 10 years. Kuumba is a 5-week camp designed for children ages 6 - 15. 


This year’s programming continues to highlight the richness of West African Dance, African Diaspora Culture and Art, Drum, Healthy Cooking, and Beauty. As BWPC strives to meet the ever-evolving needs of its community and constituents, this year we are invigorating programming to include STEM and Professional Development. The new STEM curriculum is made possible through the generous support of Raytheon Black Employees Network and Pima Community College. The Professional Development Skills are provided through the generous support of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. 


Kuumba also provides summer work-study opportunities for students 16-24. The work-study program helps develop our young adult community through mentorship and professional skills development by interacting with our younger students, staff, and instructors.


We are excited to move Kuumba back to in-person sessions. While Covid transmissions are ebbing in our community, we will continue to use Covid safety protocols which include masking, using outdoor spaces and physical distancing as applicable, and rigorous hand sanitizing and cleaning.


If you are interested in learning more about Kuumba or have questions, please contact us at You can also find the email in the footer below. 

If you are interested in registering a child, please continue below to fill out the Kuumba In Afrikan Arts Registration Packet below.


To ensure youth, regardless of their economic circumstance, can attend, we try to provide need-based scholarships. Please help us ensure equity in access to this incredible cultural, creative, and educational experience by sponsoring a camper’s full tuition of $1,200 for the 5-week camp, partial tuition of $600, or consider making a one-time or recurring donation to help. 


We are also always looking for community volunteers. If you have time to spare and are interested in helping us cultivate a vibrant and thriving community, we want to hear from you.


A little becomes a lot when we come together.

Kuumba Registration Below