Saakumu Dance Troupe
The Williams College Department of Music presents Saakumu Dance Troupe on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.
The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.
Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing audience to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company derive its repertoire on the variety of both traditional and contemporary cultures with creativity. They are an artist founded association driven by a passion for bringing innovative dances and world music to our audiences. In addition to collaborating with artists and presenters of all kinds, they are committed to building new audiences via performances.