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September 18, 2012
The Saakumu Dance Troupe presents dynamic, joyful, and expressive African music and dance which combines traditional styles with contemporary forms. The University Center for the Arts will host them Tuesday, September 18 in a concert that will treat audiences to their passionate, innovative form of dance.
The Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African music and dance.
Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company bases their aesthetic on traditional styles combined with contemporary forms, creating a repertoire uniquely their own.
The Saakumu are an artist-founded association driven by a passion for bringing innovative dances and world music to their audiences. In addition to collaborating with artists and presenters of all kinds, they are committed to building new audiences via performances.
The award-winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary music and dance groups of Ghana, West Africa.
Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group's repertoire spans genres from spiritual, ceremonial and recreational to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.
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Contact: Carrie Care
Phone: (970) 491-5891