Legacy Arts Ensemble
Ancestry is our Artistry
Storytelling, drum and dance ensemble discovering, embracing and celebrating the African in our American 1 show at a time.
The Legacy Arts Ensemble was founded in 2015 by Traci Jai (Temne, Sierra Leone) and Khary Kamau (Kissena, Burkina Faso). Thru the use of traditional West African storytelling, poetry, music and dance, members of LAE create original yet traditional works that bring their personal experiences of tracing their own ancestral DNA and memoirs from their nearly lost cultures, to the stage.
Our works empower, educate and entertain audiences about the beauty and history of the multitude of West African cultures that make up the diaspora.