Saturday, August 14, 2021
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Get ready to move! Akwaaba Ensemble is led by master percussionist and teacher Theophilus Nii Martey, who began studying traditional African music during his childhood in Ghana. Akwaaba’s energetic and engaging performances are a reflection of their name, which means “welcome” in the Akan language of Ghana.
The ensemble invites you to participate in a FREE drumming workshop in Colburn Park at 3 pm (a limited number of drums will be provided or bring your own) before they lead a processional through the revitalized rail trail tunnel and back into the park for a high-energy showcase of their West African drumming and dance.