My name is Robert Koffie Fugah and I am a professional African drumming and dance instructor and performer.
I grew up in a village called Abor from the Volta Region of Ghana where traditional music and dance is part of our daily lives. Music and dance are a passion of mine. I undertook professional African dance and drumming training in Ghana. I have taught African dance and drumming for about 15 years in schools and to expatriates both in Ghana and abroad. During this time I built a solid reputation with staff and management as a reliable, hardworking teacher.
Recently I have drummed at Africa Day in Wellington, including a special performance at Government House, The Cricket World Cup, The U-20 Soccer World Cup and was a guest performer on TV2’s ‘What Now’ few months ago
My name is Annika Wagenhoff, I grew up in Germany and moved to Dunedin in 2007 to pursue a degree in Ecology. There she discovered and fell in love with West African dance. She has since travelled to Guinea and all over Europe to further study the dances and has been teaching community dance classes and workshops in Nelson and other places around the country. Her favourite part of teaching and collaborating with drummers is making connections with wonderful people and sharing the joy that dancing and drumming is bringing into our lives. She also recently joined Āwherika, a group of performers from all corners of New Zealand passionate about West African music