Francis Kofi Akotuah
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music and Dance of Ghana Ensemble

Francis Kofi Akotuah is drummer and teacher from Ghana. Born and raised in the capital city of Accra, Francis grew up in a melting-pot neighborhood immersed in the sounds of many of Ghana’s diverse musical cultures. After an 18-year career at the University of Ghana, Francis relocated to the US and has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2017. He is also a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz and Sacramento State University, and teaches children of all ages through the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, CA.

 

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David Bragger
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Diane White-Clayton
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