An Evening of West African Dance and Drumming


Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Experience the traditional music and dance of Ghana, West Africa in a free evening event at Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza. The program will showcase the NY Ghanaian Dance & Drumming Unity Ensemble featuring internationally-acclaimed dancers Gloria Nyame and Richard Dwomoh and musicians Nii Boye, Hola Kutte, Attah Poku, Samuel Anyanorh, Michael Ofori, and Ben Paulding. Other performing ensembles include First Ghana SDA Church Choir, Marion Archer’s The Revelators, and Baba Abishai of Obey Foundation. A special guest appearance will be made by Prince Sampson Afriyie Fontomfrom.

In the event of rain, performance will take place at the Doles Center, 250 S 6th Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550

This program is part of ArtsWestchester’s Folk Arts Program, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. Partners include the City of Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club, the Mount Vernon Public Library, and Bridge to Africa 360˚.



photo credit: Neil Segal

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza
1 Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 914.428.4220
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

This program is made possible with support from NYSCA Folk Arts, Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club, Mount Vernon Public Library and the City of Mount Vernon
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