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African American Culture
Including Music and the Arts

Pittsburgh Region

  • Afrika Yetu
    Afrika Yetu promotes African culture through the presentation of music, dance and education.
  • Afro-American Music Institute
    Located in Homewood, the Afro-American Music Institute (AAMI) provides systematic, specialized instrumental and vocal training in all styles of the African-American music tradition (i.e. Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Jazz, etc.). In addition, the Institute provides a forum both in performing and recording opportunities for otherwise undiscovered talent in the Greater Pittsburgh community.
  • August Wilson Center for African American Culture
    The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (formerly known as the African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh) is a not-for-profit organization that presents performing, visual and education programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans within the region and the impact of cultural expression from Africa to the African Diaspora.
  • Jazz Workshop, Inc.
    a nonprofit organization established in 1973 by accomplished musician and social worker Harold Young, Sr. and provides free jazz music lessons to more than 200 inner city children and adults yearly. It operates in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood.
  • Kente Arts Alliance
    Kente Arts Alliance is an African American arts organization whose mission is to present high-quality art of the African Diaspora.
  • Manchester Bidwell Corporation (Manchester Craftsmen's Guild)
    a multi-cultural arts education and presenting organization that has been providing cultural activities to residents of Western Pennsylvania for the past twenty-nine years.
  • Nego Gato
    A dance troupe performing Capoeira, a mixture of dance and martial arts that originated among Brazilian slaves.
  • Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra
    The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, founded by Nathan Davis and directed by Sean Jones, is the resident orchestra of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.
  • UMOJA African Arts Company
    UMOJA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of African culture through the public performance of authentic traditional and neo-traditional music, dancing, and storytelling, and through demonstrations and educational lectures and workshops in African heritage, culture, and arts.


  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
    Founded in 1976, The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is dedicated to collecting preserving and interpreting the material and intellectual culture of African Americans in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Americas.