The Agbekor Drum & Dance Society was founded by David Locke, Professor of Music at Tufts University in Medford, MA. Locke fell in love with the music of Ghana while an undergrad at Wesleyan University in the 1970′s. As his expertise grew, he sought out other drummers and dancers who were willing to commit to learning and performing Ghanaian drumming and dance authentically, as it is done in Ghana.
What began in 1979 , is still a thriving, high-energy drum and dance company, now led by the brilliant Ghanaian master drummer, Emmanuel Attah Poku. Mr. Poku, a leading traditional drummer in his native Ghana, delights audiences with his powerful, precise and joyful playing on stage, and with the passion he has clearly instilled in his American drumming and dance cohorts.
David Locke, Founder
Emmanuel Attah Poku, Artistic Director
Drummers and Dancers:
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