Homowo Performing Groups

The musicians and dancers of Homowo are living examples of the strength of African performing arts. Our repertoire, featuring the yesterday, today and tomorrow of Ghanaian cultural arts, creates an aural and visual history of Ghana. Under the artistic direction of Obo Addy, Homowo takes you on this journey through Ghana, West Africa, through its two performing ensembles: Okropong and Obo Addy Drummers.

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Obo Addy's Okropong :
Traditional Music and Dance of Ghana

Okropong meaning "eagle" in Obo Addy's native Ga language, performs traditional Ghanaian dance and music chosen from the various ethnic cultures in Ghana, including Ga, Ewe, Ashanti, Dagomba and Dagarti. Using a variety of hand and stick drums, talking drums, bells and shakers, the musicians build layers of driving rhythms while the dancers, clad in colorful West African garments, engage in an energetic physical "conversation" with the drummers. At the end of each concert, both musicians and dancers engage the audience in a spirited call and response, celebrating that shared experience with them through song and dance.

Listen to Okropong:

[ Gome ]   [ Kpatsa/Toke ]



Obo Addy Drummers :

Perform traditional Ghanaian music taken from the major ethnic groups around Ghana. This group is a five piece drumming group who focus on singing and dancing the songs of their youth. The harmonies and rhythms create an evening of music from a special place. The number of drums and their different sounds are awe-inspiring.


Obo Addy Solo

Obo Addy, a renowned master drummer from Ghana, West Africa will share the many rhythms of his homeland in a solo musical performance. In addition to drumming, the performance will include a call & response session, opportunity for questions and stories behind the history of the music.

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