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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 »

  • interview July 6, 2015

    Ghana’s Mozart: African Maestro J. H. Kwabena Nketia

    Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia is essentially the most important music scholar in Ghana and an amazing composer with a storied history spanning decades. His expertise in music theory and composition has created a foundation for contemporary composers around the … Read more »

  • video January 22, 2014

    Hip Deep Ghana- Music of the North and South

      It’s been in the works for a while, and you’ve gotten a few hints about it in the past, but we are now excited to announce the official release of our short film “Hip Deep Ghana- Music of the … Read more »

  • blog September 25, 2012

    Obo Addy Memorial

    Friends We’ve lost one of America’s pioneering African artists.  Born into the Ga ethnic group in Ghana, Obo came to the Pacific northwest in the late ’70s to teach at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Afropop’s Banning Eyre recalls … Read more »

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