The mission of Ashé Cultural Arts Center is to use art and culture to support human, community, and economic development.
36 years strong, Community Book Center is the heart of New Orleans Black literature. Located on Bayou Rd. Purchase books, African attire, African fabric, gifts, True detergent, shea butter, art, and more. Rent the space for events, book signings, film screenings, meetings, etc. Come talk with community folks. Bring Mama Vera and Mama Jennifer their flowers while they still can smell them.
In Congo Square on Sunday afternoons, to different degrees over time, African descendants spoke and sang in their native languages, practiced their religious beliefs, danced according to their traditions, and played African derived rhythmic patterns on instruments modeled after African prototypes.