‘Saakumu’ means ‘traditions’, and as the name implies, the company derive its repertoire on the variety of both traditional and contemporary cultures with creativity. We 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, we are committed to building new audiences via performances.
The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music groups in Ghana, West Africa. With professional performers who are experts in African traditional music and dance, they provide concert performances, educational programs and lecture demonstrations. Together, they bring the art, culture, values, and feeling of Ghana, Africa to their audiences. Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group’s repertoire include a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.