Anansegro of Ghana

  • About the Artist:

    Anansegro of Ghana’s Kofi Dennis, ambassador of West African culture, preserves and promotes the traditions of his cultural heritage through stories, games, music, drumming, and dance. Kofi brings a wealth of teaching and performing experience to his programs – he received training at Komenda Teaching College, University of Cape Coast, graduated from the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, and received a Diploma in Early Childhood and Adolescent Education from the University of Cape Coast before coming to the United States in 1993. He is a Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist and the founder of Play for Concepts, Inc. Past local performance venues include The Kennedy Center, National Zoo, Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, Taste of D.C., Baltimore’s ARTScape, and hundreds of schools, libraries, and arts centers.

    Category:

    • Music
    • Theater

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • A Visit to Kofi's Village

      Description:

      Kofi Dennis presents an exhilarating and memorable introduction to West African culture. Audiences become members of a typical Ghanaian village, gathering with “royal elders” and court musicians to experience traditional music, storytelling and dance, enhanced by the vibrant colors of native attire. Through call and response songs, games, dance, and drum rhythms, Kofi offers an engaging, first-hand exploration of West African culture.

      This energetic program includes traditional stories, demonstrations of authentic musical instruments and an explanation of kente cloth symbolism. With his extensive background as a teacher and performer, Kofi has developed programs that engage, educate, and entertain audiences of all ages.

      Virtual program options are available.

      Workshops/Residencies: Contact Artivate

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL
      Dance, Music, Storytelling

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Anansegro of Ghana Workshop/Residency

      Description:

      Workshops and residencies for teachers, students (grades PreK-adult), and community groups are available. Possible topics include West African drumming, dance, and creative dramatics (where teachers learn to help students create and dramatize their own stories). Information and pricing available upon request.

      Virtual program options are available.

      Workshops/Residencies: Contact Artivate

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL
      Dance, Music, Storytelling

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (301) 588-7525
    State / County:
    Maryland

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