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A proverb is a short, wise saying. Proverbs play a very important role in the everyday language of the Ghanaian. Our languages have beautiful proverbs which cover all aspects of our life. They are drawn from careful observations of social events, the lives of people and animals. Some are also drawn from experiences in occupations such as farming, fishing, hunting, and weaving. We have proverbs that talk about family and human relations, good and evil, poverty and riches, joy and sorrow.

Frederick Kwasi Dunyo

Frederick Kwasi Dunyo

Frederick Kwasi Dunyo

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Biography of Frederick Kwasi Dunyo

 

Frederick Kwasi Dunyo was born at the Ewe village of Dagbamete, in the Volta Region of Ghana. He has been playing the drums from the time he could barely reach the top of them. Since then, he has directed, coached, taught, drummed, and danced extensively in a variety of contexts.

Kwasi was the lead drummer for Sankofa Dance Theatre from 1977 to 1981 where, under the tutelage of Godwin Agbeli, he learned much of his repertoire of Ghanaian music.

In 1992, Kwasi Dunyo was the recipient of a Visiting Foreign Artist grant from the Canadian government, which provided the basis for his first trip to North America. Kwasi’s open and generous teaching style and his love of the music has earned him many praises.

Since 1993, he has returned each year as a faculty member at the University of Virginia for lectures in the “African Music Performance” course. He has also performed and given workshops at many Canadian and American universities including the University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, Brock University, Memorial University, Tennessee Technological University, and William and Mary University.

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Kwasi has taught in public schools in Ontario and Virginia, he took part in a Sound Symposium in St. John’s Newfoundland in July 1992, and performed at Toronto’s First Night in 1996 and 1997. Fred is now a member of the Society of Ethnomusicology of North America and has been a faculty member of the World Music Centre of The Royal Conservatory of Music Community School since 2003.

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