In the Loop

Saakumu Dance Troupe

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Join Ghanaian Master Musician Bernard Woma and his Saakumu Dance Troupe for a performance on March 17 at 7:30 pm in the University Auditorium. Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe's diverse, multifaceted, and integrative performance will bring together art, drama, dance, poetry, costuming, sculpture, history, song, and music, in a highly participatory and inclusive performance on the UF Campus. 

    Saakumu is an artist founded association and performing group dedicated to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. The award-winning troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music groups in Ghana, West Africa. As former member and lead drummer of the National Dance Company of Ghana, master musician Woma has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, the NY Philharmonic, and Yo-Yo Ma, and has performed for international dignitaries and presidents such as President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Queen Elizabeth II, and for the President Barack Obama’s family on their visit to Ghana in 2010.  He is a true cultural treasure of Ghana.

    Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yulee Fund. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Research; the School of Music; the International Center; the Center for African Studies; Black Affairs of the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs; the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture; Board of College Council/Student Government; the College of the Arts; School of Theatre and Dance; the Center for World Arts.

  • Venue
    University Auditorium
    333 Newell Drive
    University Auditorium Website