Batoto Yetu

African dancing, music and folklore.
Batoto Yetu boys
Batoto YetuBatoto Yetu performance at Aaron Davis Hall

The generous support of The WellMet Group enabled us to serve more than 200 children in 2010.




Founded in 1990, BY engaged inner city youth in African dancing, music and folklore, transforming once-shy kids into outgoing leaders.

Batoto has just been chosen as the dance company in residence at CCNY (=free space). They will give 2 performances, one in December and the other in February (Black History month). Some 40 younger kids from Harlem are trained and, later, as graduates come back to serve as mentors and teachers. Batoto also urges their dancers to go on to college.

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