In the Studio with Kwesi Anku, Kwaku Manu, and Selasi Morgan
Kwesi Anku, Kwaku Manu, and Selasi Morgan are performing artists who teach at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, CA and are members of the Bay Area's West African Music and Dance Ensemble. Originally from Ghana, they came to the States to study dance with their professor at UC Berkeley, Dr. CK Ladzekpo. They stayed in the Bay Area to spread their love of music and dance and to provide opportunities for young people in their community to express themselves, using music and dance as tools for positive change.
In our newest videos, Kwesi Anku and Kwaku Manu discuss the history of Ghana and its independence and teach us the Ghanaian version of the ABCs. They also discuss the language behind their dance moves and demonstrate simple drumming methods that will have you jamming West African-style in no time.
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