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Invitation to work with Visiting Female Principal Drummer from Ghana

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!

I will host Ghanaian Female Principal Drummer Antoinette Adwoa Kudoto here in Minnesota from April 15-29, 2024. She will teach in MUED 5621 African Performing Arts in Education and MUED 5301 classes and perform with our students on April 21, 2024, at Ultan Recital HALL. I could only invite her to Minnesota by allowing you to work with her. 


Please let me know if you'd like to join us for rehearsals and perform with us during the week of April 15, 2024. The rehearsals will run from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. I will provide more information on that later. 


Alternatively, if you would like to invite her to your schools, districts, or community arts groups, please do not hesitate to let me know. 


About Antoinette: Ghanaian Female Principal Drummer Antoinette Adwoa Kudoto is the director of the DrumGhana Ensemble residing in Cape Coast, Ghana, and the former director of Nyametease Drum Ensemble. Antoinette is the 2000 Arts Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (ACRAG) Outstanding Female Principal Drummer. Antoinette Kudoto will be available to conduct guest performance lectures and workshops on various topics related to Ghana, its culture and music, and her work as a woman drummer, given her experiences with several public performances on university campuses. 

Here are some links to her projects:


This is an invitation for state, university, and community-wide participation focusing on course enhancement that improves the international arts content of curricula, workshops, performances, seminars, and conversations. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (612) 624-8516 (o) E-mail:addox002@umn.edu.

Yours sincerely, 


Akosua Addo

Akosua Obuo Addo, Ph.D. Associate Professor (hear it) 

She, Her, Hers

Music Education/ Music Therapy

University of Minnesota

Tel: (612) 624-8516 (o) Fax: (612) 624-8001

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