My name is Kojo, professional musician & educator with my specific focus on the Djembe orchestra of Guinea, West Africa. I began studying and playing Djembe back in 1992 in NYC with local master drummers between Manhattan & my home town, Brooklyn, NY. Soon after that I began studying with Djembefola-Mahari Fajimba Keita out of Wash, DC who would later introduce me to his teacher, Grandmaster Mamady Keita, whom I would goto study with at his Tam Tam Mandingue School in Guinea, West Africa in 1996. In 2007 I founded my arts education consultant company, TheHand Arts & Edutainment, after spending years as performance artist & company musician with the Forces Of Nature Dance Theater Company & the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater; both based in NYC. Currently, I am a founding member of my percussion soul/funk band - NUBIAN MESSENGERS. Djembe has been my love after learning to play my first instrument, piano as a child and then becoming a Hip-Hop DJ in my teenage years. Djembe is a source of my inner-strength that keeps me connected & centered. So join the Djembe Journey because, as my Mamady Keita says, "Djembe has No Borders".
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2005
Black & Puerto Rican Studies
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Great experience as I’m a beginner Kojo was very patient and walked me through the basics. I can’t wait for the next session
Kojo was very personal and adapted his lessons to fit my unique needs!
Patient and knowledgeable instructor.