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West African Drumming Workshop

Sunday January 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm


Join us for an Educator Workshop that will include drumming, storytelling, dance and song from Ghana. Drums and small percussion will be provided, or you may bring your own. Please feel free to record on your devices. Amos will have a small selection of djembes and asalato for sale, too!

With Amos Kwaku Gabia

Percussionist & Music Partners Faculty

Amos Kwaku Gabia is a professional musician from Ghana, West Africa. He made New York his home in 2013. At an early age, Amos was introduced to music and started performing with the Noko Yedzen group. He plays a variety of instruments including the djembe, dun dun, kpanlogo, flute, and asalato. Amos is a founding member of Saha and performed with the award winning Salaka Ensemble.  While living in Ghana, he led programs for groups of travelers from around the world interested in learning about West African culture through its music and dance. Amos has toured extensively throughout Australia giving workshops for school groups and adults. This past summer, he returned to Ghana and led a series of workshops with Global Leadership Adventures. Amos is currently working on another tour to take place in the near future. Through the power of his drumming and the passion he has for music, Amos makes audiences and students fall in love with music from his homeland.

Advance registration is recommended

Free for BKCM Faculty!


Sunday January 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Who's Attending

4 people are attending West African Drumming Workshop

  • Peter Tinaglia
  • Annie Lee Moffett
  • Andrew Aprile
  • Shraine Murria