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Drumming Workshop and Artist Talk with Dominic Donkor

March 24, 2024 at 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location:A900 Loeb Building
Cost:$15 / Free for Carleton students with ID
Audience:Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students
Key Contact:Kathy Armstrong

Carleton Music’s West African Rhythm Ensemble is pleased to welcome visiting guest artist Dominic Donkor who is working with the ensemble throughout the Winter term and will perform at their concert on April 9.

Donkor will also present a public hand drumming Workshop and Artist Talk on Sunday March 24th from 3-5pm in the Carleton Music Department Loeb A900.  The workshop is $15 for the general public and free for Carleton students with ID (at the door). Instruments provided, and all welcome! Register for the event below.

Poster for Dominic Donkor Drum Workshop

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Dominic Donkor is a musician based in Montréal. Originally from Ghana, he plays several styles of percussion, sings, and has an extensive background in traditional music and dance styles of West Africa.  Before coming to Canada in 1990, Dominic toured extensively with the prestigious Ghana National Dance Ensemble. These tours took him to South America, Europe, South Africa & USA. Dominic has taught classes and workshops in a variety of settings, and was a regular guest artist with Ottawa’s Baobab Drum Dance Community.  He performed and toured for several years with Zab Maboungou and the Nyata Contemporary Dance Company. He also co-directed the Montreal based group, Keteke which performed traditional music from Ghana. Dominic is currently freelancing and was recently a roundtable panelist at the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Annual Conference in Ottawa.

Donkor’s visit is made possible through the Baobab Collaborative Arts Fund which

provides support for projects that enhance and expand the experiential study of cultural disciplines from Africa and the African diaspora.  The fund serves students in Carleton Music, and in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences more generally. Endowed in 2021 as a legacy project by Baobab Drum Dance Community and its supporters, this fund honours Baobab’s significant achievements in intercultural arts education, and provides new opportunities for current and future generations of students at Carleton.