Afro-Kiwi fu­sion

Con­tin­u­ing her in­fat­u­a­tion with African rhythms, Jen­nifer Moss is bring­ing en­ter­tain­ing Ghana­ian mas­ter drum­mer and dancer, Robert Koffie Fu­gah back to Palmer­ston North.

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Robert will be re­mem­bered for his drum and dance work­shops in the city, per­for­mances dur­ing the Fes­ti­val of Cul­tures in March, and for One Night in Africa as part of last year’s ex­tended fes­ti­val open­ing of the re­fur­bished Globe The­atre.

Now liv­ing in New Zealand, Robert has taught African dance and drum­ming for 15 years in schools, groups and to ex­pa­tri­ates in his home coun­try, over­seas and around New Zealand.

With Jen­nifer, who set up lo­cal African drum­ming ensem­ble Manawataki, he will be spear­head­ing a night at City Li­brary called A¯ wherika Live!.

Awherika – the Maori translit­er­a­tion of Africa – is a group of mu­si­cians & dancers from all over the coun­try, who share a pas­sion for West African mu­sic.

‘‘For the first time in Palmy, they are bring their high en­ergy and wildly en­er­getic show to the li­brary,’’ Jen­nifer ex­plains.

Join­ing Jen­nifer and Sam Veale from Palmer­ston North will be African mu­sic and dance prac­ti­tion­ers from Dunedin, Oa­maru, Nel­son and Welling­ton.

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