The Yale Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD) seeks to ignite passion among students and youth at-large for conflict resolution, peace, and development in Africa. YAAPD organizes an annual conference on Yale’s campus called “The SANKOFA54 African Development Conference.”
The Yale African Students Association (YASA) is a cultural, social and political group of students that welcomes all persons interested in Africa and African issues. YASA also promotes and represents the rich African culture on campus as well as providing a forum for discussion and action on current affairs.
Asempa! is Yale’s premier African music collective founded in 2005. The group’s repertoire is rooted in music of the African experience both classical and contemporary. Drawing on the rich ethnic and musical backgrounds of its members, Asempa strives to celebrate and promote African culture through music.
Dzana is Yale’s first and only Afrobeat dance group. The group brings together members with diverse backgrounds to exhibit present-day dance trends from across the African continent. Together, they learn and showcase moves like the Azonto from West Africa, Pantsula from Southern Africa, Lipala from East Africa and Gnawa from North Africa.