Kúkátónón Welcomes Our New Executive Director, Ms. Krystal Ngene!
It is with much excitement that we would like to introduce Ms. Krystal Ngene, who will be working with our Board of Directors to lead our Staff and Teaching Artists, ensuring Kukatonon will grow and thrive for our children and our community!
Kúkátónón 2017/2018 Calendars
are available for pre-order now!
Pre-order your calendar today for only $25!
Download and print THIS PRE-ORDER FORM and mail it with your payment to: Kúkátónón, PO Box 80861, Portland, OR 97280. Many thanks!
Thank you to our marvelous Gala Photographer Naim Hasan for the beautiful photos!
There are many ways to support Kúkátónón, thank you for considering joining one of these fundraising efforts:
Join board member Marc Priebe’s gofundme fundraiser
This certified, secure online system is an easy to use and potentially far reaching method to help Kukatonon become financially self-sustaining while reaching out to more children in our community.
Your support today can turn one person’s effort into a viral fundraiser. THANK YOU!
Become a Village Circle Member
5 levels of support: Tama ($25), Krin ($100), Bote ($500), Dunun ($1,000), Djembe ($5,000)
Support the children of Kúkátónón and enjoy the benefits of Village Circle Membership
Shopping at Amazon
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization.
Follow this link to AmazonSmile.
Shopping at Fred Meyer using your Rewards Card
1. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe at the link below.
2. After you register for the program, search for us by “Kukatonon” or by the number “93537” to connect your card.
3. Every time you use your Rewards Card, you earn a donation for Kúkátónón AND STILL earn the same Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates as before.
Kúkátónón would like to thank these people for their gift of professional skill, time and energy as contributors to the website, our social and published media.
Sandra Banister — photography | Heather Binns — photography
Fellene Gaylord — web design | Naim Hasan— photography
Friderike Heuer — photography
Toby Robboy — news feed writer | Ann Kathryn Roberts —editor
James VanHoose—graphic design
Contact us: Kúkátónón | PO Box 80861 | Portland, OR | 97280
503.539.5952 | info(at)kukatonon(dot)org
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An African Village Comes to Life
The deep smoldering sounds of the Djembe drums rumble in the distance, and a chant is called back and forth between the children.
Drums and voices become a river of sound and the room
is transformed into an African village.
Drummers and troupe dance into view. They begin “KÚKÁTÓNÓN!”
Come see our next performance and you'll know why!