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Program Information

Number of Artists: 2

Grade Levels: 6-8, Family, K-5

Program Length: 45 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: 350

Setup Time: 45 minutes

Breakdown Time: 10 minutes

Technical Requirements: 7 chairs and 2 microphones

SOL Connections

History and Social Science: K.1, K.8, 1.10, 2.10, 3.2, CE.4, USI.4

English: K.1, K.2, K.8, 1.2, 1.11, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 3.1, 3.6, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1

Music: K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.6, K.7, K.11, K.12, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.3, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.3, 3.9, 3.12, 3.13, 4.1, 4.3, 4.12, 4.13, 5.1, 5.3, 5.10, 5.11, MS.5, MS.6, MS.7, MS.8, MS.9

Dance Arts: DI.12, DI.13, DI.23, DII.11, DM.12, DM.14

Artists Fees

Single Fee: $700 - $900 plus travel

Back to Back Fee: $950- $1,150 plus travel


$.48 per mile round trip from Burke, VA

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Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah Brew perform on authentic African instruments at Harper Park Middle School in Loudoun, Februrary 2005  

Anansegromma of Ghana

Ambassadors of West African Culture


Music, Storytelling

Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Workshops, Classroom Presentations, Residencies, Family Concerts, Curriculum Materials

Subject Areas

Culture Studies, Music, Storytelling, Folktales, Character Education, Social Skills Development

Native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah Brew preserve and promote the traditions of their heritage through games, music, drumming, and dance. Their programs include an introduction to African clothing, musical instruments, and culture, then proceed to include the audience in an interactive storytelling and musical experience. With their extensive background as teachers and performers, and expertise in character education, Anansegromma has developed programs that engage, educate and entertain audiences of all ages.

West African Dance, Drums, and Games (K-5) is an exhilarating and memorable introduction to West African culture. Sharing their rich traditions through 'call and response' songs, games, mime, dance, and drum rhythms, Kofi and Kwame invite active participation from their audience. Their energetic program includes demonstrations of authentic musical instruments, and an explanation of kente cloth symbolism.