KowTeff is Brooklyn’s leading community based African Diaspora folkloric arts institution. Since 1992, the company has used arts to empower people of African descent through education and entertainment. The name KowTeff, which means “coming from above” in Senegal’s Wolof language, fully describes the company’s powerful and diverse arts presentations. KowTeff trains the over twenty member group of dancers, drummers, singers, actors, storytellers, and stilt walkers in a wide variety of African, American and Caribbean folk traditions. For KowTeff, the arts are a tool for healing the community and keeping the values, principles, and customs of African traditions alive.