Saakumu Drum and Dance Troupe of Ghana, week workshop
April 17 @ 6:00 pm - April 19 @ 6:00 pm| $50
$50.00 for the week workshop with Saakumu Drum and Dance Troupe of Ghana and Griffin Brady of Slyboots. Workshop open to kids (6pm) and adults(7pm).
The SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa is dedicated to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company derived its repertoire from a variety of both traditional and contemporary cultures with creativity. We are an artist-founded association driven by a passion for bringing innovative dances and world music to our audiences. In addition to collaborating with artists and presenters of all kinds, we are committed to building new audiences via performances.
The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. Created by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.
Based in Medie, Accra, the Saakumu Dance Troupe has performed at important governmental functions, national and international music and dance festivals throughout Ghana and West Africa. The SDA is the designated official performing group at this year’s National Festival of Art and Culture, (NAFAC) the largest cultural festival in Ghana.
Wednesday, April 17th Drumming
Thursday April 18th: Dancing
6pm Kids, 7pm Adults
The Workshop will culminate in a showcase performance of Saakumu dancers alongside the workshop participants on
Friday, April 19th at 7pm. The showcase event will include Ghanaian food and a market with handmade instruments, clothing and art.