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LaShawne Bryant’s family of dreamers

LaShawne Bryant is a resident poet and program manager at Coyaba Dance Theater. In 2010, her vision and love for African culture were transformed into an inspirational arts movement – POETICS.

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“If you are willing to work hard, anything is possible.” - said LaShawne Bryant, founder of POETICS and program manager at Coyaba Dance Theater

POETICS helps to preserve native Western African and African American culture for African people and their children living in the U.S. LaShawne Bryant’s arts movement and Coyaba Dance Theater are combining dance, drumming, poetry, and the spoken word to illuminate the beauty of African culture.

LaShawne Bryant

Evolving African culture in the U.S.

POETICS – a community of artists – and the Coyaba Dance Theater have encouraged hundreds of gifted artists, writers, poets, dancers, and musicians who value the culture of Africa to share their talent with the world.

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Both artist communities organize educational events and seminars about West African and African American culture and provide creative workshops and classes for children, adults and seniors to cultivate their talent and expand knowledge about African culture.

With support from ASAP Tickets Africa, LaShawne Bryant was able to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to research native African culture.

I am a student of life, standing with my heart and mind open – absorbing all the knowledge I can carry. The journey to research the roots of native African culture in Johannesburg has been a remarkable experience for me. I would like to thank ASAP Tickets for its generous support of our work to preserve and cultivate African culture here in the U.S.

LaShawne Bryant

Founder of the POETICS movement and program manager of Coyaba Dance Theater

How Can I Join the POETICS Movement?

  • Join the POETICS Facebook group – SpeakePOETICS
  • Support POETICS events in your area and meet other artists.
  • Get involved and post your writing, events, or pictures of your creations on the SpeakePOETICS Facebook group

Share an interest in Coyaba Dance Theatre?

Contact the School Coordinator by calling 202-274-4533 or by emailing and be a part of the African Awareness Movement!

ASAP Tickets African Awareness Campaign

ASAP Tickets is proud to support its long-term customers who are striving to help people living in Africa and preserve native African culture for Africans living abroad. We are happy to get involved and, as a kind gesture, give free flight tickets to Africa to some of our most loyal clients.

To continue to support global movements in future, ASAP Tickets and South African Airways have created a special, discounted airfare plan for flights to Africa. Get in touch with an ASAP Tickets travel agent by calling 866-961-4004 to discuss your organization’s travel options.

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