Every culture has a storytelling tradition come explore some with us.
Kadodo West African Drums has the beats that move you…….
A young member of Kadodo
Safety first, a young performer in ear muffs
Inticing the girl in pink
costume and instruments
can i try?
wide shot of Kadodo performers
a more solid coloured outfit
getting amnogst it, a young girl is intrigued
Koffie Fugah, kadodo West African Drums
girl approaches drummer
drummer walks past the words for tutira mai nga iwi
getting stuck into the drums
dancers in motion, a leap
Koffie invites the audience to join
highly paterned clothing, Ghanian
imma dance with you
this kid lives to dance
dancers with knee flares
detail of tassels/tufts on clothing
After listening to three stories we don’t want our audience to settle down for a nap so we asked if Kadodo West African Drums could keep the energy up.
They did not disappoint.
Kadodo West African Drums has a contingent in Dunedin but we were delighted to welcome members from Christchurch who came down to join us at the festival. Drums drew our festival goers out into the brilliant sunshine to see the dancing, the bright, beautiful patterns and head gear sported by Koffie Fugah. It didn’t take much encouragement to get the crowd involved this time. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of West African drum and dance. Want to see it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVTg1GL2i7w