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