Traditional Musicians from Ghana for Performances and Workshops
The Ghanaian Master Drummers drumming team comprises Ghanaian drummers, dancers, and singers. Ideal for festivals, carnivals, street performances, workshops or private parties. The performers also double up as instructors for African-themed drumming, dancing and singing workshops for schools, summer camps, corporate team building, and bonding events.
They can adapt to most performance environments, breaking down the barriers between audience and performers by encouraging the active participation of audiences.
Whether on the drums, chanting or dancing, the energy and personality of their performance are matched only by the technical quality of their musicianship and the charm of their songs, as experienced by numerous delighted audiences.
Their music combines traditional drumming grooves played on a wide variety of West African drums with melodies from bamboo flutes, xylophone and traditional chants sung in six-part harmony, unique to most dance-led traditional African groups.
I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the guys for a fantastic performance! Everyone loved them.
I was a bit frantic all evening, so I didn’t get to thank them properly. Please send them my sincere thanks and compliments. They were brilliant, and we’ll book them again if another opportunity comes up.
It went really well, and everyone loved the band; they were fantastic!
What can the Ghanaian African Drummers, Dancers and Singers do at a Wedding or Event?
The group members originate primarily from the Ga Tribe and are especially suited to performing traditional Ga rhythms, dances and songs. They can perform the Fontom from large ceremonial drums for ceremonial occasions, which are commonly used in Ghana at important social gatherings.
The musicians can also perform a traditional Libation ceremony in which the ancestor’s blessing is invoked through a simple call-and-response chant, in which all the people assembled can participate by using some responses they will either know already or can be quickly taught. Otherwise, they have a performance set composed of various rhythms, songs and dances, some of them more traditional, others specially composed.
They use a variety of drums and light percussion, mainly from Ghana. They do not use any Western instruments.
They can and do perform at events organised by non-Ga families and are happy to take requests for specific rhythms, songs or dances from other tribal traditions. If these requests are made in advance, it will give them time to do the research, if necessary.
As well as more high-impact drumming, singing and dancing, the group can also play a softer set of drumming and sing more suitable for background music in a reception. They can also play hand-held processional drums, which can be used, for example, to either accompany or lead the bride & groom or other family members into the event.
The group can also perform in settings where the audience is keen to dance. Their style is specifically designed to enable non-Africans to dance. The dancers can help get the dancing going by asking people to join in with some ‘follow the leader’ dancing, whereby they demonstrate some simple traditional moves which the audience is invited to copy.
The performers are very flexible and are happy to work with clients to meet their needs.