"We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained."  Nikki Giovanni

The Ushindi Performance Troupe (Ushindi meaning “we overcome” in Swahili) is comprised of talented youth performers and teaching artists.  These young men and women have graduated from Split This Rock’s youth programs but are still passionate about sharing their poetic, facilitation, and performance skills with the world.  Their tenure as members of the performance group allows them to be paid for their craft and affords them many professional development opportunities including resume creation, audition preparation, performance essentials and many more.

 If you are interested in booking the Ushindi Performance Group for your next conference, convention, school assembly, or community event, please click on the link below and a representative will get back to you promptly.