Adzenyah, Saaka Teach West African Dance, Drumming

On Nov. 7, Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka taught a joint Homecoming/Family Weekend workshop for students, families and friends on Ghanian drumming and dance. Participants performed in Crowell Concert Hall with alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. The event was one of three held that day in honor of Adzenyah’s 46 years at Wesleyan. Wesleyan is working to raise $300,000 to establish an Abraham Adzenyah Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship after his retirement. Find more information or make a donation here. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Participants in the West African Drumming and Dance workshop performed in Crowell Concert Hall on Nov. 7, with retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Participants in the West African Drumming and Dance workshop performed in Crowell Concert Hall on Nov. 7, with retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka taught a joint Homecoming/Family Weekend workshop for students, families and friends in Crowell Concert Hall on Ghanian drumming and dance, on Nov. 7. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Participants in the West African Drumming and Dance workshop performed in Crowell Concert Hall on Nov. 7, with retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Participants in the West African Drumming and Dance workshop performed in Crowell Concert Hall on Nov. 7, with retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Participants in the West African Drumming and Dance workshop performed in Crowell Concert Hall on Nov. 7, with retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni accompanying on drums. Current Wesleyan students also performed. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka taught a joint Homecoming/Family Weekend workshop for students, families and friends in Crowell Concert Hall on Ghanian drumming and dance, on Nov. 7. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka taught a joint Homecoming/Family Weekend workshop for students, families and friends in Crowell Concert Hall on Ghanian drumming and dance, on Nov. 7. (Photo by John Van Vlack)

Retiring Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka taught a joint Homecoming/Family Weekend workshop for students, families and friends in Crowell Concert Hall on Ghanian drumming and dance, on Nov. 7. (Photo by John Van Vlack)