I provide traditional West African / Ghanaian drumming for your weddings, graduations, birthday parties and much more. The exuberant rhythms and beats my authentic drumming provide are sure to spice up the atmosphere of any gathering. I am also an instructor for drumming and dance workshops. Drumming relieves stress! Try it for your office and student groups. I have great experience working with people of all ages, from children to adults. The benefits of drumming include hand coordination, breathing and posture improvement and much more. Contact me today! Travel outside stated range negotiable.
Price Range: Fee depends on event $50 - 100 per hour generally
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Ga, Twi
What to Expect
A traditional West African / Ghanaian musical (drumming) experience with native drums and costumes
A rousing performance to get participants on their feet and moving
Background drumming if desired, as participants are dining
Native storytelling behind the rhythms
Interactive drumming with party participants
An energetic, positive and friendly performer
If participating in the drumming, participants will relieve stress, improve hand coordination and have a great time learning a new skill
Cephas Aban Nmai, founded his drumming company Seven Stars African Drumming in 2014. Cephas has been a traditional Ghanaian drummer since his teen years. He began playing with Kusun Ensemble while still living in his native Accra, Ghana.
After years of performing for tourist and native Ghanaians alike, at hotel performances, weddings, graduations, office and birthday parties and numerous venues, Cephas decided to branch out on his own.
In addition to drumming, Cephas teaches drumming and dancing workshops. He also in a composer and arranger of songs and videos. You can see his videos on Youtube and Facebook (Seven Stars African Drumming). You can hear his songs on Bandcamp and CDBaby.com
Cephas shares his passion and exuberance for his culture in all he does. His infectious, positive energy and smile will have you and your party or group up and moving in no time.
He has worked extensively with people of all ages, from children to adults and all walks of life.
Below are some of his past shows:
The African Hotel
Wedding ceremonies in East Legon, Ghana
TV3 Live – Accra, Ghana
Enfoque Q100 Radio – Tampa, Florida, USA – February 2018
WSLR performance at Fogartyville Community Center, Sarasota, Florida, USA – December 2017
School Happy Faces International
School Lilly Roses International
School Evergreen International School
Villa World International School And many more.
Additional Booking Notes
Spotlight if necessary.
Traditional West African / Ghanaian drumming. No set titles for the drumming sets, but I will play as long and as many sets as necessary.
Influences & Inspiration
Mostly traditional West African drummers. Also reggae performers such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, etc. I am also influenced by traditional African Gospel music.
Sitting chairs for myself and any participants, microphone