Explore the music, oral traditions, and dance of West Africa with Maxwell Kofi Donkor and his apprentice Kenneth Meyer, joined by a member of the Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble on Sunday, July 14!

During this lively event, Donkor and Kenneth Meyer will perform in the Kpanlogo drumming tradition, as Meyer showcases the culmination of skills acquired during his time studying under Donkor through the PCA Folk Art Apprenticeship Program. Meyer will also perform a variety of solo Kpanlogo rhythms and songs, as well as take a turn at leading the Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble.

This celebratory occasion exemplifies the joy and importance of passing down traditions so that they may live on through generations and transcend their regions of origin, as Donkor will speak about his experiences with Meyer throughout their time together.

Sunday, July 14
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510

For more information, call 570-346-7186 ext. 516 or email camille@everhart-museum.org.


A native of Ghana, Africa, Kofi Donkor is an internationally-recognized New York-based artist and master cultural educator who is most known for his performances and teaching in African drumming and dance. For many decades, he has focused on building communities through the arts, teaching students of every age about the authentic histories and cultural celebrations which are still observed to this day. Donkor learned drumming at the knee of his grandfather, a master drummer, and learned traditional dances as well.

Donkor also makes drums and other traditional instruments of Ghana, and teaches the arts of relief sculpture, Adinkra symbolism, mask-making, and more.

For more information on Donkor, visit his

All Rights Reserved