Manga was founded in 1990 by Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt and incorporated in the State of Georgia in 1999. Manga is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, present and teach indigenous African cultural arts through dance, drums, fashion, drama, songs, and more.
Manga’s high energy repertoire exhibits cultural traditions from Western, Central, and Southern Africa. Manga Dance Company offers a three pronged approach to products and service delivery. Dance is offered as entertainment, a healing modality, and educational platform to instruct audiences on the meaning and origins of indigenous African dances. During Manga’s 30 year history, audiences of all ages have experienced the best of African culture and arts!
Manga African Dance over the years
Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt founded Manga African Dance Company.
Centennial Olympic Games – Recognition of Contribution.
Manga launched its First Annual Osun Festival (Ordained by the King of Osogbo). Now in its 23rs year.
FBI/ATF 1st Annual Diversity Festival; Atlanta, GA
Festival of Trees; Atlanta, GA
For 25 years, Manga performed under the umbrella of Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center for countless of schools in the Metro-Atlanta and beyond
2000 Manga launched First Annual African Dance and Drum Conference. (Now in its 20th Year).
Gala for Congo, Manga has participated since the launch of the fundraising by the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation until now: 7 years
Manga was contracted to perform for the Jersey Retirement Ceremony for former Atlanta Hawks superstar, Dikembe Mutombo, live at the Philips Arena.