Kuumba Night

In an effort to support the National Black Congress in July 2017, there will be no Archbishop Lyke Conference this year. The dates of the next Archbishop Lyke Conference are June 19-23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Kuumba means creativity. Kuumba advocates bringing something to our community that will make it better than when we found it. In that spirit, Kuumba Night aims to provide an entertaining, educational, and spiritually uplifting celebration of conference attendees’ gifts in the realm of performing arts. Conference attendees are encouraged to display these gifts on Thursday night, from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.


To assist you in planning for this event the following criteria will be in effect:

  • Participation will be limited to groups with 3 or more members. No solo performances.
  • Presentations are not to exceed five {5} minutes.
  • Registration:  {no on-site registrations}.