"My name is Robert Koffie Fugah and I am a professional African drumming and dance instructor and performer.
I grew up in a village called Abor in the Volta Region of Ghana where traditional music and dance is part of our daily lives. I undertook my training Ghana's capital, Accra. Before coming to New Zealand I taught African dance and drumming for 15 years both in Ghana and abroad.
Since making New Zealand home in 2013 I have established a network of drummers through drumming groups and running workshops around New Zealand. Kadodo represents my desire to connect with people throughout the country and unite them through their new found love of West African drumming and dance. Through Kadodo I have developed a supportive team of talented musicians who have a genuine desire to support me in my mission to share the joy and passion of my culture. I run workshops and classes in schools and communities across the country. I love working with children and thoroughly enjoy finding opportunities to share my love of African drumming and dance with kiwi kids. I am passionate about my art and love to see children grow and develop their enjoyment also. I often teach large groups of children from the age of 5 up to secondary school students.
Classes in communities vary from offering weekly drumming or dance lessons through to preparation for large scale performances with my network of Kadodo drummers and dancers. I conduct corporate team building sessions and perform at festivals, special events and community events. Major companies I have worked with include; Saatchi and Saatchi, Hustle and Bustle, New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Football Association and the Audi Quattro Winter Games."