of St. Michael's College, VT

Akoma Drummers is a performing ensemble class from St. Michael's College of Colchester, VT 

specializing in music and dance from Ghana, Haiti, and Cuba. 

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In addition to performances on campus, Akoma has performed for various events around Vermont, including:

Vermont International Festival

St. Michael's College International Festival

 Ghana/Haiti Week

Each April @ St. Michael's College McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall and International Commons

September 27, 2009: Northeast Environmental Studies Conference

June 26 - July 15 2008: New Orleans Service Trip & Dance Festival

Killington's Sunshine Daydream Festival (2007)

The MountainTop Resort (VT) African Wine Tasting Dinner (2006)

Public outreach to Sudanese refugee children

Fundraising concerts for service events

The most recent clips and news about AKOMA

Akoma performs regularly at the following locations/times: 

  • St. Michael's College International Festival, Ross Event Center (November)
  •  Vermont International Festival at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Colchester, VT (1st weekend of December)
  • Spring Semester Annual Concert (end of April), International Commons, St. Michael's College
Coming Shows 2016:

Middlebury Marquis Theater (A night of community drum, dance and song)
Friday, April 22, 6-7:30pm 
Free and open to the public

Akoma Ensemble Annual Concert: Music and Dance from Ghana
St. Michael's College International Commons 
Thursday, April 28, 7pm
Free and Open to the public

Recently Professor Price brought 6 students to Ghana, West Africa to study drumming and dance at the Dagbe Cultural Center with master drummer and dancer Emmanuel Agbeli.  Here is a taste of the result!

Below is a YouTube video of an article done by the campus magazine (The Echo) on our recent Ghana/Haiti Week Concert in April of 2008. We were very fortunate to host 2 artists, Johnny Scovel and Awal Alhassan, in residence for 2 weeks. During that time the ensemble prepared music and dance from both Haiti and Ghana, including a community workshop weekend; all the work culminated in a final concert on April 24th.