Our performances are culturally unique in so many ways from our costumes, instruments, rhythms, dance, and songs. Our costumes are mostly colorful Ghanaian fabric designed by the director of the band. These fabrics are embedded with Ghanaian symbols called Adinkra symbols; each symbol has a distinctive meaning, For example, the Sankofa symbol which means "Going back for what you forgot or left is not a crime”. Our instruments are mostly handmade and are carved from wood such as the drums and the xylophone whiles others are made from bamboo such as the flute. The skin used for these drums are mostly from goat, cow and antelope skins. Our rhythm is unique because it is a criss cross rhythm. What this means is that the master drummer plays a beat and the supporting drummers follow with their own rhythm while the timer, who plays the bell, keeps the timing. Our songs are mainly sung in our native Ga language and are uniquely sung in a polyphonic manner. This means more than one sound, and of non-unison doubling or accompaniment.
Our drumming class unites rhythm and song. It creates an environment that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires the body and soul.This class is for people who want's begin to experience hand drumming or had some, experience already.
The classes are based on rhythms heard across Ghana such as the Kpanlogo rhythm, Fume Fume, Kpatse, etc.
Beginner level: Will learn basic skills such as the slap, tone, base, and rattle. These skills form the basics which will help the beginner to progress to the next level.
Intermediate level: Will learn to master the skills and learn more rhythms.
Advanced level: Private lessons are available for students who wish to create solo rhythms.
Rochester NY - In Person: Saturday May 15 2021 at 2 PM
Our dancing class unites dance, rhythm, and song. It creates an environment that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires the body and soul. This class is for people who want's begin to experience African dance or had some, experience already.
The classes are based on dances used across Ghana such the Kpanlogo dance, Fume Fume, Kpatse, etc.
Beginner Level: Will learn the basic dance such as the Kpatse which teaches how to do side walks and hand movements while feeling the rhythm of the music. From our experience, learning this dance forms the basis of experiencing West African dancing.
Intermediate level: Will learn more intricate choreography as well dances from different regions of Ghana.
Advanced level: Private lessons are available for students that wish to create solo dances.