SCC and Watershed Arts Alliance welcome Afrikania Cultural Troupe to campus; Free community performance scheduled for April 10

Mar 27, 2017

girl smiling laying on a matGideon Alorwoyie and the Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana, a unique, authentic and artistic group of performers, will be at Somerset Community College (SCC) on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. for a free, public event.

This is the third time the troupe has performed at SCC, with audiences growing each year. SCC and the Watershed Arts Alliance are sponsoring the event, which will take place in the SCC Harold Rogers Student Commons Community Room, located on the SCC Somerset North Campus, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset.

The Afrikania Cultural Troupe is based in Anlo Afiadenyegba and features Togbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, a chief master drummer. Formed in 1999 under the leadership of Albert Alaska Azameti, the group is fully dedicated to the preservation of ritual music and dance as well as the general culture of Ewe, Anlo speaking people of Ghana.

Under the coordination of George Dzikunu, an accomplished performer and former director of the Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble, the Afrikania Cultural Troupe has held diverse workshops and training programs in traditional music and dance for foreign students and teachers from several countries.

“This is the third year we have had the pleasure of hosting the Afrikania Cultural Troupe on campus,” said Elaine Wilson, director of cultural diversity at SCC. “It is truly an unforgettable experience. People dance, move, sing, clap and thoroughly enjoy learning about Gideon and his culture. Everyone will enjoy this free program.”

For more information on the event at SCC, contact Wilson at (606) 451-6915.