Discover the rhythm of your soul through African drumming, music, art and culture

​Akwaaba ("uh-kwaa-buh")...meaning “welcome” in the Akan language from Ghana, Akwaaba's vision is to use traditional African drumming and music as a tool to promote harmony and cultural understanding within the West Australian community.​

Established back in 1996 by Paul Osei Kofi, Akwaaba has been entertaining a wide variety of audiences for over 20 years with energetic, powerful and interactive performances, drum circles and workshops. Our use of traditional African hand drums and other percussion instruments bring alive the rhythms of Africa.  


As well as offering workshops and performances, we also strongly support and encourage the continuation of traditional African art and handicrafts and sell a wide range of hand made African products through our shop at the Wanneroo Markets.

Akwaaba will take you on a unique journey of discovery to find

the rhythm that lies within each soul.​

Akwaaba specialises in:

  • Drumming workshops

    • festivals and community events

    • weekly adult classes (beginners to advanced)

    • school holiday events and OSHC 

    • schools and early learning centres





Highlights & Latest News

Nov 09, 2019

Mundaring Markets

Nichol Street, Mundaring.  9.00am - 2.00pm. We will have a market stall selling baskets & an assortment of African art & craft.

Nov 16, 2019

World of Food Festival

Government House Gardens, Perth.  11.00am - 3.00pm. Free event.

Nov 19, 2019

Playgroup WA Annual Fun Day

Britannia Road, Leederville.  10.00am - 1.00pm. Free event.

Nov 22, 2019

Rotary Jacaranda Festival

Ardross Street, Applecross.  9.30am - 3.30pm. We will have a market stall selling baskets & an assortment of African art & craft.

African drumming classes - beginners

6 week African drumming workshops (beginners). Next class starting 22 October 2019, Wanneroo Markets, Wangara

Thursdays. 7.00-8.30pm, Wanneroo Markets, Wangara. Newcomers welcome

Online store is here!

Mar 14, 2019

Guinness World Record - we did it!

Facilitating the Guinness World Record attempt for the drum circle with the most nationalities

Apr 06, 2017

On stage with Santana!

Perth Arena

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2019 Akwaaba African Drumming, Art and Craft

Perth, Western Australia