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Afrikania Cultural Troupe To Perform at SCC April 11

AfrikaniaSomerset Community College and the Watershed Arts Alliance are teaming up to bring a unique cultural event to Somerset Community College on Monday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Afrikania Cultural Troupe, a world renowned group of dancers and drummers from Ghana, will be performing at 1:30 p.m. 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.

We have had the pleasure of hosting the Afrikania Cultural Troupe on campus for the past few years and it is an unforgettable experience, said Elaine Wilson, director of cultural diversity at SCC. Adults, students and kids alike will all enjoy this free program.

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