Music and dance has for years brought together people from different cultural groups, economic status and upbringing.  Narratives on history and the current economic state of people has been captured and imparted through this form of entertainment.  In many African countries, dance is a source of unity during times of sadness, joy and difficulty.  It has been used as rites of passage or to share social and political ideologies.  Dance has held together customs and traditions throughout centuries and can be found to have crossed vast geographic regions and yet united differing individuals.

During the International Women’s Day (IWD) festivities taking place in Milwaukee on Sunday, March 9th, Umuada Ure Dancers of the Igbo ethnic group of Nigeria will present a rich and graceful traditional African dance.  This performance is one that is not often seen in Milwaukee and brings a distinctive dimension to what is typically known as African dance.  This performance will add to the theme of the day: “Inspiring Change” by providing a different perspective on Africa to the attendees.

The Milwaukee African Women’s Association (MILAWA*) would like to seek your assistance with bringing Umuada Ure Dancers to perform during this year’s IWD activities.  This event is free to the public and will take place from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WI.  Please support us and join us in celebrating with various cultural groups that will be present by making a small donation of $5, $10 or any other amount at

All donations received will be used to pay for the dancers and the travel expenses that will be incurred.

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the International Women’s Day event.  Please share this information with your friends and help us bring this group to Milwaukee.