Dance Houston Directory:
Kucheza Ngoma is a Kiswahili phrase meaning “dance to the drum”. Kucheza Ngoma Dance Company was founded in 2008 under the artistic direction of Zinnijah Guadalupe. Since then, the company has performed at a number of events throughout Houston, including Houston International Festival and a prelude performance for FELA! the musical. KNDC has traveled across the country to learn from master dance instructors such as Moustafa Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbasa, and Titos Sampa. KNDC was conceived with an intent to share its unique dance styles, dancehall fusion and West Indian Folk dance, as well as traditional dance styles with the Houston community. Hundreds of new and returning patrons have come to KNDC in search of quality instruction and exhilarating performances since its conception.