From the merchant: Duval County’s only African dance focused performance troupe.
About This Deal
Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
About A Chat with Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble is dedicated to enriching Jacksonville and surrounding communities with the art of traditional music and dance of the African Diaspora.
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
Participants are encouraged to bring bottled water and a small towel for sweat. For the traditional African dance classes/workshops participants are encouraged to wear a sarong or African fabric wrap skirt. A limited number of drums are provided for drum classes.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The beautiful art form of African dance; the connecting thread between the indigenous and contemporary cultures;the needs of the community.
What do you love most about your job?
We love seeing people inspired and having increased confidence in themselves after finishing a class.