BETHEL – The Akwaaba Ensemble, a group performing traditional African drums and dance, will be featured Thursday, Dec. 11, in Gould Academy’s Bingham Auditorium.

The ensemble’s energetic and engaging performances are a reflection of their name, which means “welcome” in the Twi language of the Ashanti tribe of Ghana.

The goal of the group, founded by drummer, dancer and choreographer Theo Martey in London in 2002, is to educate U.S. students about African culture and the music.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. For more information, call 824-3575 or visit

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