Founded in 1992, KowTeff has researched, taught and performed African Diaspora Dance throughout the Tri-State region and abroad. Co Founder and Artistic Director Sewaa Codrington has over three decades of training and study with internationally recognized master traditional artists and African griot families. KowTeff has educated and entertained thousands of audience members with free classes and community based performances in underserved communities such as Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, and Bedford Stuyvesant. The company has been invited to present on academic panels for the Brooklyn Arts Council and to conduct workshops for the Department of Culture in St. Kitts. Today KowTeff is a duly incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization engaging capacity building efforts to secure philanthropic support and strengthen infrastructure so that its work can continue into the future.