Bernard Woma

USA35  Bloomington, IN

Bernard Woma

Bernard Woma has shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. He has performed for international dignitaries and presidents such as former United States President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Queen Elizabeth II. He was recently honored as the cultural resource person for President Barack Obama’s family when they visited Ghana. He is a true cultural treasure from Ghana who has toured the world as xylophonist and lead drummer of the National Dance Company of Ghana and an deeply experienced educator. Woma’s appearances in the United States include teaching and residencies with various universities and colleges as well as featured performances with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Woma is the Artistic Director of Saakumu Dance Troupe and Founder and Director of the Dagara Music and Arts Center in Accra, Ghana. He holds a master’s degree in African studies and a master’s degree in ethnomusicology from Indiana University.

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“Learning Dagara Gyil: World Percussion Lab for Dagara Xylophone Music”

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11/10/2016
12:00PM
Room 120

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Dagara Gyil

clock_20pxDate & Location
11/11/2016
2:00PM
Room 120

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Jumbie Records, Vic Firth, Meinl Percussion

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