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!

OUR MISSION
Our mission
Preserve,    present, and teach indigenous   African culture through dance, education, and performance. 
OUR MOTTO
Our motto
 Health is Wealth, Fighting Obesity.

Manga African Dance over the years

1990
1990

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt founded Manga African Dance Company.

1996
1996

Centennial Olympic Games – Recognition of Contribution.

1998
1998

Manga launched its First Annual Osun Festival (Ordained by the King of Osogbo). Now in its 23rs year.

1998
1998

FBI/ATF 1st Annual Diversity Festival; Atlanta, GA

1998-2002
1998-2002

Festival of Trees; Atlanta, GA

1990-2015
1990-2015

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
2000

2000 Manga launched First Annual African Dance and Drum Conference. (Now in its 20th Year).

2012
2012

Gala for Congo, Manga has participated since the launch of the fundraising by the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation until now: 7 years

2015
2015

Manga was contracted to perform for the Jersey Retirement Ceremony for former Atlanta Hawks superstar, Dikembe Mutombo, live at the Philips Arena.