Jah Kente International

Mission: To nurture and promote the cultural spirit of Africa in the Diaspora and support health and humanitarian programs in Africa.

Founded: 1997
Incorporated: November 19, 1998 in the District of Columbia, USA
IRS 501(c)3: Granted March 8, 2000
Member: CFC (Combined Federal Campaign): CFC code 43710
Accomplishments (Highlights):

  • Stage Dressed using colorful textiles/artifacts from Africa: Lincoln Theater. Washington, DC
  • Corcoran Gallery - Frances & Armand Hammer Auditorium. Washington, DC
  • JFK Center for the Performing Arts - Millennium and Grand Concert Hall (1997- 2006). Washington, DC
  • “Special Dressed” sanctuaries using colorful African textiles/sculptures: Greater New Hope Baptist Church (1998-2008). Washington, DC
  • Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (1998-2008). Washington, DC
  • Metropolitan AME Church (2000-2008). Washington, DC
  • Lincoln Memorial - Podium (40th Anniversary MARCH ON WASHINGTON)
  • United States Capitol - Stage (10th Anniversary MILLION MAN MARCH)
  • Banquet Halls: Grand Hyatt Hotel - Independent Ball Room (Union Temple
  • Baptist Church Pastoral Anniversaries - 25th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th and 35th)
  • Presentations/Displays: United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (1993-2008)
  • Theatrical Performances: REDEMPTION RITUAL: Inviting the Ancestors to be Present.
  • Corcoran Gallery - Frances & Armand Hammer Auditorium. Washington, DC (Adult Cast)
  • REDEMPTION RITUAL. National Theater. (Student Cast)
  • REDEMPTION RITUAL. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Washington, DC (Adult Cast)
  • GOD’S TROMBONES - The Judgement Day. Washington Monument. Washington, DC
  • Supports African Project: Sibiry Doumbia Community Health Center, Mali, West Africa (providing medical supplies to this community clinic)
  • Grants Received: Philip L. Graham Fund
  • District of Columbia Escheated Estates Fund
  • Black Entertainment Television (BET-J)
  • Henry Schein, Inc. (Global program of healthcare products and services)
  • D.C. Rotary Foundation
  • Clark-Winchcole Foundation
  • Hosted Tours to Africa: Ghana, Ethiopia and Mali (2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007)
  • Honored: Curator, Rufus Tiefing Stevenson. Master Artist (visual and performing) by The Links, Incorporated, Eastern Region




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