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  • blog May 16, 2016

    Wesleyan University Dedicates Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall

    It’s an unlikely thing for a drummer studying Ghanaian rhythms to have never heard of Abraham Adzenyah. Besides having taught drumming to thousands of students at Wesleyan University for 47 years, Adzenyah was a master drummer with the Ghana National … Read more »

  • blog November 5, 2015

    Abraham Adzenyah: Revered Wesleyan Professor Retires

    Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah from Ghana is retiring after 46 years of teaching at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Abraham changed the lives of thousands of students, myself included, inspiring me to go to Ghana in 1985 to do original … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 5, 2011

    The Art of Improvisation: Part 1

    This Hip Deep program begins a series of shows on contrasting approaches to musical improvisation. Beginning and ending with bebop and free jazz, the show takes sidetrips into Ghanaian percussion traditions, Mande string and vocal music, and solo taqsim improvisation … Read more »

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