Jean Assamoa (M-I-S)

The Akwaba Spirit

Akwaba means welcome in the language of the Ivory Coast. Be it through the medium of dance or drum, it is an invitation to make music together. In Africa, dance and music weave an intimate relationship with the body in a non-verbal communication.

Note that there is a supplementary fee of about $100 for the rental of African drums.

Format : Workshop and concert

Levels : Junior – Intermediate – Secondary


Jean Assamoa, originally from the Ivory Coast, has taught dance and drumming for over 25 years. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, the States and Canada as an artist since 2008. He was the co-founder and director of the Mask Dance Company Inc. in New York from 1995 to 2001 and has also been a speaker on the web page Historica, Passages Canada. In addition, he served as a jury member for the Theatre Division of the Ontario Arts Council in 2010.