West African Drum and Dance Ensemble to perform Sunday in Potsdam
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:14 am

POTSDAM -- The Crane School of Music's West African Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform Sunday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam.

The concert will include musical compositions from the Ewe people who reside in West Africa.

The ensemble will perform: Tu Tu Gbovi (Ewe Lullaby), Bobobo Dance-Drumming (Ewe recreational music), Agbadza Dance-Drumming (Ewe funeral music), Kpanlogo Dance-Drumming (Ga recreational music) and recitation of Akan proverbs.

The Crane West African Ensemble will be joined by guest master drummer Martin Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, an expert Ghanaian musician who brings a high level of musical mastery and rhythmic virtuosity to any performance.

The event will be lively and upbeat, with opportunities for the audience to participate and dance with the group at the end.

This is a great event for people of all ages, including families with young children.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.