The Winona State University International Music Series will present “Drumming and Music of Ghana” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Sowah Mensah, known as the “Master Drummer,” is scheduled to perform. Mensah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria. He is currently a music professor at Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., where he directs both of the schools’ African Music Ensembles. Mensah is a James Marsh Professor-at-large at the University of Vermont in Burlington and directs the African Music Ensemble at the University of Minnesota. He is also the director of Sankofa, a Ghanaian Folklore and Dance Ensemble in the Twin Cities, and a member of Speaking Tongues, a four-piece group based out of the Twin Cities that features two percussionists, a bassist and a Chinese pipa player.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Kathy Peterson at kpeterson@winona.edu


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