• Summer 13 Promo

    The Continuum

  • Muntuhome Pearl Gen

    Support Muntu

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    Summer Dance Jamboree

  • Ypc Dec 12 Couple

    African Dance Classes

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  • See N Me Erin Cal

    Memories N' Time



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Western ave elementary

Flossmoor, IL - Private Event

Muntu performs two exciting and interactive 30 minute concerts for students and faculty at Western Avenue Elementary.

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Pershing elementary

3200 S. Calumet

Private event for members of the Pershing Elementary School community.

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union pacific

Private Event

Muntu will perform for Union Pacific employees  as part of its Black History Month celebration.

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Murray language academy

Private Event

Muntu performs for the students and faculty of Murray Language Academy.

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Chicago Cultural center

78 E. Washington, FREE EVENT, Open to the Public

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago invites the community to come out and enjoy this family friendly event!

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garfield park conservatory

 100 N. Central Park, FREE Public Event

Muntu brings its exciting performance of African dance and music to the Garfield Park Conservatory. Enjoy the beautiful foliage as well as an awesome performance.

Logan Kids Workshops


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Come on out to the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and enjoy this Free Family workshop of Music, Movement, and FUN! Instructors will engage, enthrall, and entertain all participants involved. This is an event for all ages and groups. Click the Logan logo below for additional information.

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United we drum

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915 E. 60th St
731 E. 60th, Chicago IL

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago presents its summer program "United We Drum". United We Drum is a 7 week percussive program from July 12-August 23 for youth (ages 8-17). Program participants will be taught the history and cultural context of rhythms and be given opportunities to explore their own creativity! Click Here for registration forms

United We Drum registration is $70.00     Paypal Buy Now

*Scholarship opportunities are available* Click Here for application

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SUmmer Dance jamboree

International House - 1414 East 59th Street, Chicago

Muntu returns with its beloved annual Summer Dance Jamboree! These concerts are perfect for summer camps, community groups and families! Muntu weaves cultural information and life lessons into an interactive performance for all ages! For groups, Click Here to download the reservation form.

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The continuum

Reva & David Logan Center or the Arts - 915 E. 60th Street (at Drexel)

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrates it 42nd year with their 2014 Summer Concert and Gala 'The Continuum". The Continuum will take you on a journey of movement, music, and song. There will be special guest performances by Amina Dickerson and an original work by Moustapha Bangoura. Also, performing with the company, Seneke West African Percussion Ensemble. Muntu will also feature student performers from the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) choreographed by Artistic Director Amaniyea Payne and Assistant Director Idy Ciss. Click Here to purchase Concert Tickets!



Continuum GALA

915 E. 60th Street

Come join us for an evening of elegance and style as we celebrate another successful year! The Gala will take place immediately after the "The Continuum" performance on July 19, 8pm, at the beautiful Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. There will be live entertainment, dinner will be served, a wonderful raffle, and our Silent Auction will be filled with amazing pieces of Art, services, and goods to choose from. Live Performance by Adam Emil! This is one gala you will not want to miss. Dress in your best and dance the night away with Muntu!  Click Here to purchase your tickets!

Gala Tickets: $125.00 per person

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August 24, 3-5pm

united we drum family day

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

free to the public

UNITED WE DRUM Family Day is not only a fun filled day of singing, dancing, and drumming, but it is also a celebration! The 'United We Drum' Family Day is also the culmination of our 'United We Drum" summer percussion program. Program participants will showcase what they have learned beside drummers of all levels and expertise. This will be a wonderful outdoor event, so feel free to pack up the family and bring a blanket or chair! Also, Red Moon Theatre will have a free mobile photo booth on site as well!

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Freedom Hall/ Manilow theatre


When the Drum calls, the Soul responds!

 This performance will include signature pieces  from various regions of Guinea.  Traditional dances of the Baga and Malinke are done that emphasize rites of passage, the strength of men, and the rituals of women for healthy children in a community. This is truly an experience you do not want to miss!

CLICK HERE for tickets

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Dec 13

Lest we forget Fall Benefit

Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th, Chicago IL

Presenting Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago's Board of Directors graciously invites you to our 2014 Fall Benefit and Concert "Lest We Forget". This year's recipient for the 2014 ALYO AWARD for Outstanding Service to the Arts is Dr. Timuel Black. The Awards ceremony will take place at the Benefit Reception Dinner and the concert will immediately follow. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets for the Benefit (which includes the Concert) are $75

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Arts Education

Ace Programs

Muntu partners with schools, park districts, and other community centers to  provide quality training in dance, music and visual arts. Our programs are available for ages five to fifty.

Programs Include

  • Hands-on Residencies
  • Workshops 
  • Professional Development for Teachers and Artists
  • Ensemble Performances


In 1993, Muntu officially launched Arts for Community Empowerment (ACE) as its arts education program.  ACE was created based on its belief that all children should have opportunities to participate actively in the arts, both in their schools and in their local and greater communities.

Muntu’s core ACE programs are its school and community based residencies. Residencies provide youth-centered, sequential arts learning experiences for a period of eight to twenty weeks. Each residency includes a culminating presentation by the students for the school and community providing an opportunity for youth to express themselves and receive the recognition of their accomplishments by the larger community.

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-9 year old ACE participant describing what he wanted to remember from his time with Muntu

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-high school ACE participant

Support Muntu's ACE Programs

ACE provides rigorous arts training in African dance, music and folklore, while linking the arts to the academic curriculum. Many schools and community centers that want to expose young people to the art and culture of African and African American people lack the resources to bring Muntu to their facility. Muntu is committed to enhancing the creativity and confidence of our youth through dance, music and culture. We need your support to "fill the gap" between what it costs to provide high quality ACE programs and the financial resources available to schools and community organizations.

Donate via PayPal:



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Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago's United We Drum class is a 7 week program that will run from 7/12/14-8/23/14 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637). The program will serve youth ages 8-17 years old at 9am-10am on Saturdays. Instruction will be given by Master drummers. Program participants will be taught the history and cultural context of rhythms and be given opportunities to explore their own creativity. The program will culminate at Muntu’s United We Drum Family Day where participants will be featured performers showcasing what they have learned. We want to ensure that UNITED WE DRUM is available to as many youth as possible. Therefore, scholarship opportunities will be available. For all inquiries, please fill out the information in the 'contact us' portion of the website and someone will get back to you. 


Ways to Support Muntu:


Since 1972 Muntu has served its community by producing positive, invigorating performances enjoyed by generations of families; providing classes and workshops educating thousands of youth about African and African American dance, music and culture; presenting interpretations of traditional African and African American dance and music; and developing thrilling new work which honor tradition while moving the art form forward.
This work is made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies. Please make a gift today to allow us to continue our work into the future.

What Your Donation Supports

  • High quality arts training for youth in our schools and communities
  • The research and reconstruction of historically significant dance and music pieces
  • Creation of new work in the African and African American Tradition

Donate via PayPal:

You may also mail your donation to:

Muntu Dance Theatre
1809 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Maximize your donation – check to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Muntu dance theatre is a 501(C)3 non profit organization.  All donations are tax exempt to the extent provided by law.


Friends of Muntu

Join this enthusiastic group of community members who give generously of their time to support Muntu. The primary role of the “Friends” is to host Muntu’s Fall Benefit and silent auction. The group also plans additional fun social events throughout the year.

Other volunteer opportunities:

Muntu has long-and short-term volunteer opportunities to fit your time, skills and interests. Contact us to find out more.


2013 Summer Gala Event & Table Sponsors & 2013 Fall Benefit Concert Sponsors
Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL The Collins-King Family Foundation Tim & Sandra Rand
The Boeing Company ComEd, an Exelon Company
JPMorgan Chase Logan Center for the Arts  
Foundation & Government Supporters
Alphawood Foundation Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley The Joyce Foundation
Aon Hewitt Field Foundation Nat'l Endowment for the Arts
Arts  Work Fund Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust Harper Court Arts Council Prince Charitable Trust
City of Chicago CDBG Irving Harris Foundation The Saints
City of Chicago City Arts III Illinois Arts Council Sara Lee Foundation
Corporate Supporters
Best Buy ComEd Urban Partnership Bank
BlueCross/Blue Shield IL Peoples Gas U. S. Cellular
Boeing Company Pfizer
JPMorgan Chase PNC Bank