People of all ages and backgrounds are enriched by soul-stirring West African dance, drum and culture.  Support uplifts spirits. Support offers personal wellness. Supports strengthens communities through the restorative power of the arts. Give today.


Special Health Recovery


Help Balafon establish a special healthcare fund that will give back to Mama Kadiatou in appreciation for her lifelong dedication to dance and her students.

Planning is underway for a special Benefit for Mama Kadiatou and updates will be shared here.

Share the legacy

Click support to make a one-time or recurring investment in African arts by debit or credit card.

Checks may be made payable to Balafon West African Dance Ensemble: 1161 Portland St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Become a sponsor

To become a performance or program sponsor email or call 412-247-7734.


Be a part of the legacy

It takes a village. Volunteer with Balafon West African Dance Ensemble or express interest in our teaching and artist training with Mama Kadiatou Conte-Forte. 

 Thank you! Your tax-deductible contribution supports training artists, classes for youth and adults, community workshops, and show stopping ensemble performances.