Thanks for the amazing uplifting evening filled with love, happiness and peace uplifted with music. The energy in the room was contagious. You are truly an amazing group of individuals thank you for traveling to Vermont to share your stories and your music. Would love to see you again someday.
"Had the privilege of seeing them today at the First Congregational Church in Wolfboro, NH. Beautiful drumming, lovely people, a good time had by all."
"We saw these guys at the Dartmouth HOP Center today. They were fabulous, and loved by kids and adults alike. We hope to see them again for more drumming, singing, and dancing."
"Spirited and fun!! Thank you!"
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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”
"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.”
"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."
"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."