“Akwaaba was high energy, colorful, inspiring, and dynamic!”
“Akwaaba added a powerful and thrilling dimension to our collaborative performances.”
“Theo Martey is a brilliant educator and performer – we couldn’t help but MOVE!”

~Dan Perkins, Music Director: Manchester Choral Society, NH Master Chorale, Plymouth St. Univ Choirs   

"We decided our students would love the drumming and dancing, and we got them (Akwaaba Ensemble) here, and they’ve been fantastic,” said music teacher Joanne Willemsen. Everyone’s been able to participate in some way.

"The kids are loving it. They’re really tuned in and they love to see these guys walking around the school,” she continued. “These guys are energetic, enthusiastic. They’re really knowledgeable about what they are doing, and they seem to really enjoy working with kids.”

~Ryan O'Connor, Bow Times Newspaper   

"When the Akwaaba Drum & Dance Ensemble performed in colorful African clothing at Laconia Multicultural Market Day....they were all so alive - such warm, people-loving kind of musicians. I love how they had everyone up and dancing to their exciting rhythms - from the toddlers to the teens to the elders. In no time, they had the audience looking comfortable dancing, like they knew what they were doing and having a ball. Their warmth radiated with their smiles as well as their drums."

~Dorothy Duffy, Entertainment Chair, Laconia Multicultural Market Day   

"UNH Manchester was pleased to host the Akwaaba Ensemble at their campus. Their music and energy drew one of our biggest crowds yet. The feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive. Once you hear their music, you can't resist to move."

~Kim Wall, Public Relations Coordinator, University of NH   

“The Akwaaba Ensemble brought energy and excitement to the Chester College campus. They performed before students, parents, community members and faculty. They received acclaim from all. It was one of the best performances ever on our campus.”

~Bob Baines, President, Chester College of New England   

“Theo Martey and the Akwaaba Traditional African Drum & Dance Ensemble are an amazing and very powerful group of drummers, dancers and singers. Their educational and highly entertaining performances are bound to make everyone want to dance and sing! I highly recommend them for any occasion and celebration.”

~Randy Armstrong, Composer, Performer & Recording Artist, Councilor-NH State Council on the Arts   

“Theo and the Akwaaba Ensemble gave a performance that warmed up the audience despite a blinding snowstorm in Bethel! Akwaaba gives the audience a unique look into the world of music and dance of Ghana that is both enlightening and energetic”

~Linda Gamble, Mahoosuc Arts Council, Bethel, ME