The group’s unique repertoire and varied interests allow it to function in many settings. Africa→West performs in concert halls, at jazz festivals, and in world music venues. The trio is often found in universities and public schools where it teaches classes, workshops, and performs with students of all ages. Africa→West has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Music Educators National Conference convention, WCPN, WVIZ, and many other locations around the U.S. The group regularly performs at Baldwin Wallace University, where it is an ensemble-in-residence.
Director of Bands
From Sowah Mensah
With its unique blend of West African and Afro Cuban music, the Africa West Trio provides their audiences with refreshing and highly creative musical compositions that highlight the virtuosity of its members. Their presentation style and wide assortment of percussion instruments from Africa, Latin America, and Europe provide a high level of education which has something for everybody–the music student, the music teacher, the average concert goer, and any music enthusiast. The Africa West Trio is a must-see group.
Sowah Mensah, Ghanaian musician, Macalester College