(5.3) The Brown University Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing Ensemble invites the public to a free performance Wednesday at the Grant Recital Hall. Entry and advanced level courses in Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing are offered under the directorship of composer and master drummer, Martin Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng.
In the entry level Ghanaian Drumming class, students learn to perform diverse ceremonial and recreational music from Ghana through rehearsals, discussions, readings and listening. Obeng teaches the ceremonial songs and dances of Ghana, West Africa to both beginners and experienced percussionists. Students come together each semester to learn the music of various West African ethnic groups using African drums, bells, and shakers. The ensemble presents their work in a celebratory concert at the end of each semester, which often features visiting performers and communal dancing.
The ensemble will be joined by guest artists Robert Angalo and Emmanuel Attah Poku.
(Seen here are djembe drums from Wikimedia cropped for formatting purposes.)
Free and open to the public, 7pm, Wednesday, May 3, Grant Recital Hall, 105 Benevolent Street, (directions)