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New program 2013
 
    
     

African kitchen

In this workshop we use traditional Ghanaian cooking instruments to cook with our natural energy without stress. You will feel the connection in between nature and preparing food. These cooking instruments will help you to create your own taste of food. With it you are creating your own rhythms. Each of these cooking instruments have their own sound of music and their own beat.

Afterwards we will take the sound and rhythm we got and play it on the drums. The dance will accompany the rhythm.

This workshop could be held in different variations:

-Theatre style

-Cooking food and eat together

Both are going with music and dance

Prize and conditions: Workshop with two teachers, 4 lessons: CHF 1200.- (excluded food items)

For a week or semester workshop  contact us!
     


   
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Applied Drama / Theatre : Bullying

The subject of bullying or mobbing or harassing is well known to all parts of the world and all ages of people. As I worked many years in schools with all ages of students and adults in Europe and Africa, I got a lot of experiences and created a story about what I have been seen.
The function of the applied drama is to improve creative art and imparting skills.
In the end of the theatre / the story the one bullying realise how much damage he has done to himself and to the opponent. 
The form of the workshop could be: to play theatre or to hear the story.
target group: students of all ages, teachers, others 
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 „Less stress“

In this workshop we are using traditional African instruments and dance movements to create a story. The aim is to take easy rhythms and dance movements and develop it into a show. With this we release stress from the day and work creative in a team without stress. Participants realise their talents, improve their selfconfidence, creativity and skills in teamwork. The participants are able to keep what they have achieved in this workshop, use it and develop new skills towards their daily activities. 

Less stress - joy and happyness!

target group: students of all ages, teachers, companies, others.

You can book this workshop in your company!   

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CURRENT EVENTS:

Workshops 2012:

  • current workshops for percussion, rhythmicity or dance to be asked for next dates. Teacher can be hired for a groupe, which is already existing for further training lessons.

Concerts 2012:

  • 8th November: charity concert by Johnson&Johnson in Zug: Traditional percussion and band
  • 24th November: Concert in Berlin. Privat Party

African Rhythm and Dance, Highlife,Calypso, Reggae, African Jazz and world music:

Offers:

PowerSoundProduction offers concerts in various music styles, from a duo till a full band. We have our own sound equipment.

African traditional music and dance: various percussion instruments with powerful dance show. Every dance has its own costumes and we can combine it with an acrobatic show. We can fullfill and be flexibel for your wish. Wings of a dove will fly with you through Africas music and dance.

Highlife-Reggae-Calypso: With our band we play the famous dance music style of West Africa, Highlife. Reggae and Calypso make our program rich in varity. We often play on festivals, but also move the crowd on parties and celebrations.

African Jazz, Blues and world music:  The Ghanaian bamboo flute "Atantabe" combined with the traditional instruments form Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso give the dynamic rhythm in our program. We have our own arrangement of modern African Jazz for dancing and for meditativ listening.

In our Blues program, we use together with the traditional African percussion, horns and flute instruments. With our brass instrument combination we play special Ghanaian festival music (parade).

South African music: Together with an excelent singer from South Africa, we offer the original South African music and dance.

Gospel: We often perform in churches with a choir or a gospel band.

Have a taste in your club, on your party or at your festival and institution of original African music and dance.

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Reports of recent events:


 African week in Widen Primary school, March 2014

The primary school Widen offered to all their Students workshops about Africa. The programm was about the Ashanti and Northern Kingdom of Ghana.

We begann the workshop with songs of Africa. There already they get prepared and dived into the African Art.

In this workshops we had three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon. Every day the student got more into the mood of the African week and the program get successful every day. On Friday we presented  a show to the entire village of Widen. 

These are one of the most wonderful workshops I used to give. 

 

   

 

Arriving in Africa with ISBasel in Aesch: 27. / 28. August 2013

In this year workshop the children were learning a bit how to bring African culture to Europe. They were introducing our traditional instruments and also tell a bit of our culture and presented an Ashanti royal room and a northern traditional royal room from Ghana in a show.

Addtional they were learning songs from Africa, dance movements and rhythms. Every year we work with the school to welcome the new grade 5 students.

This year we worked wih them for only two days and we were a bit hesitating - but not in ISB. They always surprise us with how intelligent and interested they are in the course. It helps us, the teachers to work in a team without stress. The work flowed so much that in the end we all enjoyed it.

Every year we present a workshop to the school. The grade 5 students this year were wearing the costumes with great energy and ready to perform. The show was so powerful and nice.

Watch a short video of the show and invite this workshop to your school.



    

 

Event of the Quartierzentrum Bachletten QUBA Basel

together with „bikes for Afrika“: 18. August 2013

On this day the Bachletten of Basel looked like somethwere in Afrika. Food from serveral nationas of africa was served. Dj Sir Roberto gave us nice music background of Westafrican highlife,  Kenian songs, typical music from Soutafrica and Kongo. The weather was also on our side.

As the event was made to collect bikes for Africa, there were a lot of different bikes there for children to try. You could also have a nice tour in the streets of Basel with a traditional riksha. The party mood increased with the hours being there.

Wings of a dove power percussion was performing and giving workshops in drumming and dancing.

Addtional we designed the place with traditional cooking instruments and ashanti royal stools an leather chairs from Northern Ghana.

After the workshop we could make the participants perform with us and the audience was just thrilled about it. We were all surprised how quickly the people could adopt the rhythms and the dancesteps. Also the participants were surprised about it and gave us a lot of compliments.

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It was great fun and  a good work to keep in mind to repeat on an other day.     

 

 

 

 

A report of the integration project  „Mit Musik Brücken bauen“  

and the festival of meeting in Muri (AG) 15. June 2013 in Switzerland

 

The idea of the project developed in 2012 after the festival of meeting in Muri, where wings of a dove percussion power performed music, dance and storytelling from Westafrica.

The organisation Zäme Läbe Freiamt of the Kanton Aargau was happy about the performance and asked us to create a project for them, which will continue the  integration work with immigrants and refugees who live in the region. Through the idea of building bridges between  people of different nations we found the name „mit Musik Bücken bauen“. In the same time this was our Motto.

In August 2012 Power Sound Production began to develope the content of the project „mit Musik bücken bauen“.

The leading ideas were to work together with immigrants, refugees and swiss with respect, togetherness and improve our selfconfidence.  We planned to have a workshop every two weeks from September 2012 til June 2013. The aim was to present the results on the festival of meeting on 15. June 2013.

From then on we started to compose songs and write a theatre about the daily conflicts of living abroad, which is of course partly taken from our own experiences in Switzerland and other countries. In the mean while the organisation Zäme Läbe Freiamt was looking for participants.

This project was a very big challenge for Power Sound Production, because for many years we are using these ideas as a Motto in our workshops. It became a leading idea of our company.

Nadja Donkor, studied theaterscience and John Kofi Donkor as an artist, musician and actor, working together with different experiences. We merged the ideas to a theatre with the aim to send a message to the public about those difficult situations in daily life abroad.

One of the main subject is the communication. How do you communicate  when you just arrive in a foreign country with a foreign language? Making a lot of mistakes and misunderstandings have to be accepted and it will help you to continue your life. People will help you and speak to you correcting your mistakes. Through this many of them find you funny and you will find new friends.

As we read later on in the report of the Newspaper of the region (Aarau, Wohlen and Muri) about our perfromance on the festival 2013 „ Mit Musik Bücken bauen“, those ideas were successfully taken and understood by the public.

When we started the workshops, we had about 20-25 participants from all over the world .  Soon we realised that the founding of a choir with the immigrants and swiss was the best way to communicate and get to know eachother. We let the participants vote for the main workshop language.  It was chosen to be English and German.

We brought the idea that everybody can bring its texts or songs towards the motto of Unity and Togetherness. The songs appeared in many languages: Amharic, Tigrinnia, Lingala and French. Power Sound Production brought its songs in German, Akan and Haussa.

With the text of the songs we all felt happy to try another language and had a lot of fun with the pronounciation.

Our motto was always: music brings energy, energy brings happyness and happyness brings togetherness. And this is how we all feel, looking back on those many months of meetings in Muri for the workshops of the project „ Mit Music Bücken bauen“.

The main challenge was to present the results of the workshops on stage. All the participants were not professional artists. Some of them joined even the first time a music group in their life and stand the first time on stage to perform.

They really put a lot of efforts and enjoyed the performance. Additionally wings of a dove - percussion power was backing them and the dancers of the group were on fire.

To make the festival of meeting on the 15th June full and rich we engaged several professional music bands and dance groups:

Willi Hauenstein and the steelband Fassination, took us to the carribean islands. They opened the festival, drew the crowed in front of the stage and brought immediatly a good mood in to the tent.

Roger Konrad and Alpenfunkeln brought the swiss traditional music mixed with world music.  They surprised the audience with joddeling and alphorn playing. They used the whole tent as their stage and communicated with music. Sometimes you can only see the alphorn appearing in the tent to respond the joddeling and they all arrived in the end together on the stage. This was beautyful.

Afterwards the Hip Hop kids of Sivia  was taking the audience to a different music and show catagory. In the end they showed an African dance from Awa Dietemann. They impressed the audience so much and the audience responded and gave the heat to the performance.

The Extrem Bosnian Blues Band immediatly capture the audience and travelled with them a nice music journey. They really entertained the audience.

Valeria Eva came with ist special surprise dancers from Brasil. Valeria sang a lot of songs which are known to the public and they responded. The special dancers and their coulorful costumes heated the audience addtionally.

Christian Fotsch with ist Sassa group and a magnificant belly dancer took all of us to the Orient. They started with calm music which cooled the audience down and made them listen. In the end of their show a wonderful belly dance was performed.

It continued with the oriental touch with the belly dancers Dunyia’s dream. Each song was performed with its special costumes and dance. The audience was fascinated, watching and enjoying the performance.

After the festival we got a lot of compliments from the audience, newspaper, friends and people we didn’t know before.

We also got a nice feedback from the parents of the children who took part on our schoolworkshops we gave during the project „mit Musik Bücken bauen“.

 

Power Sound Production is looking successfully back on the project and the performances. We gathered a lot of new experiences and looking forward to work with people and organisations who are interested in music and art.

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Creativity in dance at the IS-Basel in Aesch 2012

On the 14th September we had two grade 5 classes together of about 40 children in a dance workshop.we tought them a fishermen dance known as Gome and Kpanlogo. This dance is originally played and danced by the Ga-people in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. You can find the historical background of this dance and hear those rhythms in the Diasporas. Its dynamic rhythms and dance movements appears again in southamerican Salsa, Samba and Calypso. Also in the Twist dance, which spread all over the world, is the basic movement from the Kpanlogo dance. We use Kpanlogo a lot in our workshops. After the communication of the drummers and the dancers with the main arrangements of the rhythms and movements, comes the creative part. This inspires you to bring out your own rhyhtm and dance movments.Kpanlogo can be played for many hours because of its creative part and therefore its endless rhythms and dance movements. 
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On the move Festival in Biel 1rst September 2012

We played with the band Highlife music combined with southafrican music.

This event was meant to bring unity: Sports, music and dance. The whole place was full of cheering and happyness. We caught this mood an das we started playing we send it back to the audience. We played highlife songs, which many Africans, who attended the festival knew it and also sang it together with us. Also the Mariam Makeba Song the audience knew and the mood was increasing. Children, youngsters, eldery people all were dancing.

If you get on stage such a positive responding, your skills of music and the joy enters you – the music takes you high. What wonderful party!!!

Invite us to your event and have joy.

Concert in Lucerne

8th September

We played traditional music and trumpet for an advertisment. It was a public event and I didn’t see anybody passing by without joining the dance for a moment. I saw a man on a bike driving towards us so fast and I tought he needs to catch his train, not knowing he quickly wanted to come and take part. He parked his Bike and got down and he was in the dancing until the show was over.

22nd September

There was a funeral cathering in GZ Schwamendingen. It meant tob e a sad day, but it turned very good mood and people honered the person who passed away and read his memory. As we started palying with Nana Kwesi Ansong on his flute playing funeral songs of Ghana, the audience was so much touched. We also payed some gospel songs. Mike Larbi on gombey, Isaac Donkor Aquah on bell, Isaac the choir leader on trumpet and John Kofi Donkor on the traditional Kpanlogo drums. In ended the concert with Highlife and Reggae styles.


          

        
     

Projectweek workshop in the school of hermetschwil:

This workshop on  Monday 25th June was a nice experience with the children of the primary school of Hermetschwil. They learned african music and dance with its historical background. The kindergarten and the class 1 and 2 were the first group who came. After them the class 3 till 5 came and also had a nice work together. The children welcomed us with happyness and said goodbye to us with also joy and happyness.

We also felt easy to work with them without stress.

 
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"Fest der Begegnung": intercultural festival in Muri (AG), 24th June 2012
     
As the audience listened to the story telling from Ghana about how the chameleon got its color, they were curious to see and hear what was next.
We travelled with them in Music through the world and the continent of Africa. After the performance there wasa a workshop, where the audience could try their skills in music on the percussion. It was so great, because a lot fo people, adults and children tried their best and wanted to join.
This is unity in music.   



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Concert of the music school Frick in Zeihen:
14. March 2012
In the evening of the 14th March we gathered in Zeihen with some of my students of the music school Frick. We presented a short show of the rhythmgames and rhythms from Ghana with traditional African percussions.
The children came with a good motivation and got a lot of applause for their efforts. It was a great success.
This event gave to the children a lot of selfconfidence and courage. A really nice experience.

Go to press and read about this event!

Concert of the music school in Frick:

For many years, I am teaching in music school frick, we often have a concert in churches or other activities with the music school. On the 20th of January this year I presented my semester course to the parents and other audience.

It was a great show for me and the pupils. In the end I involved the parents to join us to sing one song in different harmonies. With the harmony of the parents we had a nice closing song, which everybody enjoyed it.

Join us in the music school Frick to imrove your talent!

International School Schaffhausen, January 2012
Since a few years I haven't been to the school of Schaffhausen. This January Mr. Geoff Eisenstat asked me to come and introduce my new program: "less stress"
As always there were many children waiting for a wonderful day.
I was happy to see all the children with such an interest and energy to learn and support the workshop to flow. In the end I told them a story about a spider who saved the whole village during a drought and famine. The idea of telling this story was, to rise the subject of children who are not doing their homework in time. While they would have everything fresh in their mind just after school.
With this you are producing stress to yourself. 
In the end we all enjoyed the workshop and finished it with happyness.
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From the roots to the fruits: Workshop worldmusic on the school of Sins / Weltmusik, Schule Sins

From the 26th till 30th of September 2011 the school of Sins hold a workshop among the Flexkowochen Oberstufe with the subject Worldmusic with Miss Elsener and Miss Giersbereger. On the 26th I was invited to teach African music, rhythm and dance for the secondary school. 25 pupils took part. Our aims were to introduce the Ghanaian music and have a good teamwork.

The workshop ended with a short presentation on the school yard. It was again a very nice experience to work with the youngsters in Sins and I think it was also thrilling for them to try out new instruments and movements from a different part of the world.

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This year theatre spectacle in Zurich: 19th August 2011
A production of Stini Arn with me and Nana Ansong. We used a lot of instruments to creat a music which will fit to the weaving of Stini Arn. She is weaving on an old weaving stool and we listened to her speed of weaving and created a rhythm towards it. This was a very interesting team work.
Workshop with 96 children of the international school in Aesch (Basel): 31.8. - 2.9.2011:
In this three days workshop the children learned from four teachers songs from Ghana, dances from Senegal and Ghana and we played with them a theatre with my own story. The story was about education and daily life actvities in the house and on the  village market.
This is the third year we work with this school and every year we work with the new comers of grade five. Every year they proof to us, how interested they are and they involve themselves so much into the work. They took our work so serious and really followed nicly the way we wanted it. It was so successfull for both sides. Additionally the teachers took part intensivly till the end of the workshop. We presented the workshop on Friday on the 2nd September 2011 for the parents and the whole school. It was a great workshop.
Workshop in Neuenhof at the Primary school (Bluesfestival Baden 2011)
On 5th and 12th of May I went to the primary school in Neuehof and tought under the Bluesfestival Baden the children about African roots of the blues music. we used rhythm- and rhythmicity games, dancemovements and songs from Africa. The children put a lot of effort into their learning. It made the workshop easy and we all worked with happiness and joy. The teamwork was great. 
Workshop African rhythms,rhythmgames songs and dance movements I tought African rhythms, songs and dance movements at the Gymnasium Münchenstein Switzerland to a group of students who are in their final classes. The students learned how to communicate with the drums and dance movements. This workshop improved our communication, coordination and timing. We used a lot of varity of African music from the East-, West-and Southafrica. As they go a better understanding in African music we changed the melodies into different languages. The idea of this workshop was to improve the student’s self-confidence, energy and creativity. And this is what they did! In the end we got a lot of dance movements from Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Ghana combined with East-and Southafrican melodies. Then we step to traditional music from Ghana, such of Kpanlogo, Pacha and Takay from the Dagbani Damba, Northghana and learned the typical movements towards it (Tora). The aim was to present this in front of the student’s parents, friends and relatives. The show was to increase their self-confidence, energy and realize their talents. The workshop started in January 2011 and successfully ended with a brilliant performance in April 2011.Invite us to your institution and realize your creativity, talent and increase your self-confidence!Watch the video clips in youtube under powersoundproduction: p://httwww.youtube.com/user/PowerSoundProduction
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 Workshop and concert at the International school in Basel: 1.-3. September 2010

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About 90 children took part in this years workshop and presentation at the international school Basel in Aesch.

It was a three days workshop and they learned three different Ghanaian songs and two different songs from Northern Nigeria.

They sang in the language Ewe, Ga and Haussa, which are spoken in Ghana and Haussa actually in whole West Africa, but originally from Norther Nigeria.

In those three days they learned also a dance from Senegal with different dance movements taught by the Senegalese dancer Awa Dietimann. Her dynamic teaching was very impressive. The participants also put a lot of energy in and in the presentation, when they danced on the stage, it really reminded me of watching a dance from Senegal, when I was in Dakar.

Mike Larbi, known as Mr.Energy, tought them different dance movements from Ghana. Addtional he taught them how to respond with movements to the rhythms. The participants put a lot of energy and effords in and I was very impressed, how they could even add their creative voice to respond to the rhythm. Which made this dance a new style.

Nana Kwesi Ansong was accompaning us with the drum and flute.

Every year we give a surprise to the teachers: In 15 minutes they had to learn dancing and drumming - and they made it.

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They discovered their talents - invite this workshop to your institution.

Concert to welcome the Ghanaian President his excellency Atta Mills

It was a great event and a happy celebration. Some of the ministers and his excellency Mr President gave a nice and dynamic speech and informed the Ghanaian community in Switzerland about recent changes in Ghana. We got the opportunity to ask questions. After the meeting we all came together, listened live music and enjoyed the evening with some meal. My children were so happy to join the flowergirl. She presented flowers to the president and a crowed of children dressed up in traditional Ghanaian Kente cloth followed her.

HIs excellency Mr president was happy about the colourfull welcome from the children and began his speech with this impression. We all felt happy in the end.

On the next day the band Black Earth continued playing for the president on another official meeting with the Swiss ministers and other officials.

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University of Görlitz / Germany - Cultural festival of Görlitz

18. - 20.Juni 2010: African percussion and dance workshop with its historical background:

The students take part in a workshop about African music and dance steps. The whole festival informs and presents different African Cultures.

A big challenge: We had just a few hours time to train  the students, so I combined various dance movements together and tought them a performing dance for the show on Sturday evening on the festival of Cultures. For all of us it was a big challenge. The student really put in a lot of efforts, energy and courage, which made the whole work happy in the end.

This is where you can find our motto: no stress no panic!

I have been to the stage a lot and know about the stage shock and this is what happened to them on this day of performing. But after the show this is how you could see them: Joy and happyness - everything went smooth and successful:

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  • 29. Mai: Jugendfest, Koblenz, Germany
  • 4. June: Basel 
  • 5. June: Concert with South African musicians: Geneva, Switzerland
  • 12. June: 15th Anniversary of Restaurant Mexicano / Einhorn: Sins, Switzerland

International School in Basel 2009 

In September 2009 I hold a very exciting workshop at the International School in Basel. In three days the children and youngsters learned rhythms and movements from West Africa and we created together a short dancedrama with costumes from Ghana. http://www.isbgrade5.shutterfly.com/

At the International School in Schaffhausen I hold in February 2010 a short, nice and cute workshop with the youngest participants of the school (3-5 years old) up to the youngsters. In one day they learned some dancemovemnts from Ghana, songs and rhythms from Africa. We dressed the children and youngsters with Ghanaian traditional dresses and they enjoyed to experience the touch of Africa for one day.

"Gymnasium Münchenstein" 

In January 2010 I was invited by the "Gymnasium Münchenstein" in Switzerland and trained with the pupil from the music class rhythmicity, African rhythms, dance movements and songs. There we also created successfully a dance drama with subjects which the pupils themselves wrote.  On the last day we performed in a show on the school stage some of the selected parts. It was very powerful to work there. You can view some short video of it at p://httwww.youtube.com/user/PowerSoundProduction

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African percussion, dance and dancedrama workshops of 2010:

  • 4th till 21rst Mai: Bluesfestival Baden: Workshops at the schools in Neuenhof and Klingnau. It was a very intensiv and interesting teaching. The students and pupils put all their efforts in and the work was more a teamwork with a great feedback. They learned also about the historical background of the African music and dance. They discovered their passion for African music and dance, invite us to your institution and discover yours.
  • 4th November: Rhythm and dance workshop for teachers at the "Pädagogischen Hochschule Nordwestschweiz " in Aarau. It is always very nice and thrilling to teach teacher, because of their skills and motivation to learn... we really had a good time and both sides learned a lot.

Some of the African percussion, dance and dancedrama workshops of 2009:

  • 6th - 9th April 2009: Bezirksschule Sins: Projektwoche: Energy flows / Energie fliesst: traditional percussion, music, songs, rhythms and dance movements with Peter John Kofi Donkor from Ghana.
  • 28th April - 7th Mai 2009: Baden blues Festival workshops, Schule Neuenhof: Ghanaian traditional percussion, music, rhythm games, songs and dance steps.
  • 14th Mai - 30th June 2009: Schule Frick, several workshops with Primar-, Real-, Sekundar- and Bezirksschule in Afrikan traditional percussion, rhythms, dance and drama on the youth festival AFrick.

The aim is to present it as show blocks with the dance -dramas: Ashanti kingdom, Afrikan market szenes, The work of fishermen and Daily life szenes in Afrika on the Opening and closing ceremony with special traditional songs from Ghana.

Some of the past concerts of African percussion, traditional, highlife, African Jazz and world music:

 2009:

  • 15.August: Akapoma. Tennisclub in Bern:
  • 26.August: Ghana Trio. Willisau Jazz Festival:  World music: read more about on the homepage of the Jazzfestival Willisau. 
  • 17.October: Wings of a dove. Baden Fest:
  • 23 / 24. October: Wings of a dove.
  • 31. October: Wings of a dove.

 2010:

  • 5th March: Wings of a dove in Stäfa, "Rössli"
  • 6th March: Wings of a dove in Frauenfeld
  • 8th March: Wings of a dove in Baden, "Isebähnli"
  • 3rd Mai: South African music: Geneva
  • 22nd Mai: Ghanaian funeral celebration: Seebach, Zürich: With this concert we showed our last respect for our musician brother Eric Asante, known as Officer Torro. Various artistes were there and we teamed up and made a nice show, rich in all traditional African music styles.
  • 17. August, Vorarlberg, Austria
  • 29. August, Bern (privat event)
  • 5.September, Luzern (privat event)
  • 11.September, Bern (privat event)
  • 18. September, Sins, Restaurant Mexicano
  • 2011:

  • 20th January  20.30 -22.30 Best of Highlife, Reggae and African Pop music at the Ghana evening, worldwide - die Partywelt zu Gast at the Club Hiltl, St.Annagasse 16, 8001 Zürich:  guiness beer and lots of Kelewele (African snacks). later DJ music African mix. Reservations at:21. February , Kongresshaus Zürich
  • 12th March  Winterthur, Weddingparty (closed soc.)

All concerts can be watched in short videos on: www.youtube.com/kofimusicful

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My music and travel experiences
My journeys to Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal gave me a lot of ideas and inspirations for my art work. I saw many performances in those countries and they inspired me for my workshop in Europe (Switzerland, Austria, Hungary,  Czechia, Germany). Also the perfomances in England, Holland, France and Spain gave me a lot of art material.
Music is energy, energy gives happyness in your travelling. 
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Past events

African music, dance, percussion by Peter John Kofi Donkor from Ghana

Concerts:

Power sound productions: Peter John Kofi Donkor: Concerts:

  • CD-release in Frick with wings of a dove - percussion power: traditional Percussion music and dance show from Ghana, November 2008.

  • KAFF, Frauenfeld: Music, percussion and dance from Ghana, 2008.

  • Party in Bünzen, 2009
    • Afrika event Möbel Pfister, Winterthur
  • Show in Zug, Africa in Zug: Music, percussion and dance from Ghana combined with swiss brake dancers Zug. Visiual art Exibition from Nigeria, 2008

  • Pfarrei Dielsdorf: Family sunday with Ghanaian traditional music, percussion and games, 2008

  • Choir concert: With the gospel singers wollishofen in Zürich, 2008

  • Choir concert: Jugendchor Festival Zürich, Kongresshaus, Oktober 2007 

  • Claro Laden 2008

  • Gönneranlass Guugenmusig Näbelhüüler Äbike, Luzern -Ebikon, 2008

  • Museum der Kulturen Basel, Ghana at 50, 2007

  • 50th anneversary of Ghana, Geneva, 2007: Ghana all stars percussion power (Ghana traditional music, percussions and dance) and Kodjo Antwi.

  • Reveil Afrique, Luzern, Afrikan percussion and songs, 2007

  • Marriage party in Sarnen, traditional bamboo flutes, songs, drums and rhythms, 2007

  • Inter community school, Zumikon, 2007; Highlife, Reggea, Calypso and percussion music.

  • Concert to welcome the Ghanaian president Kufuor in Geneva, Commission of Ghana, 2007, Special Adwoa Royal Dance with Royal drums and tradtional percussion power and dance show.

  • African day Geneva, 2007, Ghanaian traditional music mixed with other African rhythms, songs and dance. Kpanlogo- with Djembe rhythms, Gome and Agbadza percussions.

  • Tierra - eine Welt e.V. Kinder-Kultur-Cafe Cameleon Görlitz Deutschland, with university students, 2007

  • Hakuna Matata, African Musical, Bremgarten 2005

  • Schoolchoir, Bezirksschule Baden

  • several concerts with Tina Blackpower Band.

  • Romerohaus Luzern: „genial global! 20 Jahre RomeroHaus" (Jubiläumsfeier)
  • Alphorn, digeridoo and percussion concert with Roger Konrad, Sins  africamusic
  • 12. June 2009: Ghana cultural 3, festival des Arcs Ehrendingen.
  • 20. June 2009: Ghana cultural 3, im Paradiesgärtli, Steinmaur.
  • 21. June 2009: Ghana cultural 3, Aula Schulhaus Birr, Birr.
  • 24. June 2009: Concert and story telling at the Art School Berne (whole day).
  • 1. July / 2.July 2009: Peter John Kofi Donkor with Schule Frick: 1.July and 2.July: Dance drama, songs and percussion music.
  • 2. July 2009: Wings of a dove - percussion power: Youth festival AFrick in Frick. Traditional percussion music with flutes and dance from Ghana.
  • 11. July 2009: Wings of a dove - percussion power: Wedding celebration in Geneva. Traditional music from Ghana, percussion and dance.

Austria

  • Afro Asian Institute, Vienna
  • Musicethnological Institute, Vienna
  • Social Antropology Institute, Vienna
  • Concert with Alphorn and percussion in Salzburg, Austria
  • Buildingbrigdes: Concerst with Guitar, Digeridoo, Flute, saxophon and percussion, Austria
  • African Watch, Art limited new edition by Peter Sengle, Maria Wörth / Wörthersee, Austria
  • UN-City, Vienna
  • Street-music-festival Tirol
  • Sallah Voice Band, Vienna.

  • Prince Zeka, Vienna.

Festival:

  • ABSA Basel
  • Blues Festival Baden
  • Jugendkuultur Festival Kriens
  • African Musicfestival, Emmendingen (Germany)
  • suisseEmex'08, Zürich
  • Swiss Invest Forum, Zürich
  • Ferien Messe 09, Zürich
  • GhanArt
  • Afro Pfingsten
  • Sura za Africa u. Worldmusic Wien
  • Jazzfestival Salzburg
  • Musicfestival Wiesen (A)
  • I feel good, Migros Zürich
  • Expo 2002, Neuenburg
  • Museumsnacht Basel
  • Uhuru Festival, Weissenstein
  • African festival Vaduz
  • Oriental festival Triesen
  • Musicfestival KKL, Luzern
  • Open Day UN Genf
  • African Forum Univ. Fribourg/Bern
  • Miss Africa Switzerland, Zürich
  • Southafrica Congress Prag

Akapoma dance band: 

  • Worldmusic festival Yverdon
  • Afro music fever festival, Giubiasco, Bellinzona
  • Flüchtlingstag 07, Altdorf
  • MHZ Winkel, Altdorf
  • Fest der Kulturen, respektakel, Basel
  • BEA; MUBA; OLMA;
  • Radio DRS Glückskette, Brunnen; world café meeting,
  • KKL Luzern
  • Vernissage Basel, Vogelgryff 
  • Kulturwochen Afrika, Museum Basel

Workshops:

Switzerland

  • Schoolworkshop, Primarschule Killwangen, 2008
  • Africa Day, Sekundarschule Frick, 2008
  • Primarschule Ebikon, 2008
  • Taubstummen Schule Wallisellen, 2008
  • Völkerkundemuseum, Zürich
  • Völkerkundemuseum, Basel
  • Schule Lenzburg,  Kindergarten, 2008
  • Highschool, Bern
  • Kindermuseum, Stäfa 2008
  • Baden, Kindergarten workshop
  • Bremgarten, Kindergarten workshop
  • Blind Association Bern,  Project week in Saanen
  • Musicschool Bremgarten, Projektwoche
  • Realschule Bremgarten, Semsterworkshop
  • Berzirksschule Bremgarten, Projektwoche
  • Berzirksschule Baden, Projektwoche
  • Afro - Pfingsten, Workshops in African Traditional Drumming , Afro Conga, Winterthur
  • Kulturfestival Integration, Afrika, workshop of Rhythms and games, Helvetiaplatz Zürich
  • Music academy Basel, Rhythmicity training
  • Reveil Afrique Luzern, Semesterwokshops
  • Ballet-school, Schwammendingen, Zürich
  • Migros Klubschule Zürich, Semesterworkshops, 2002 -2005
  • UNICEF, Kulturworkshops, Lenk, Estavayer, 2000 - 2005
  • Mellingen, Semesterworkshop

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  • Afrika in Basel, Basel in Afrika: Workshop in Storytelling, drumming and dancing
  • Schulheim Klingnau, Musik ist nicht Stress, Musik ist Freude
  • Ethnological Institute, Basel, Semesterworkshop, Preperation of students for Field research in Ghana
  • World music Basel, Workshop in Theater (daily life activities in Africa), drumming, dancing and rhythms, Völkerkunde Museum Basel
  • GhanArt Festival Basel, Weekworkshop, Basel
  • Kirche Lenzburg, 2005
  • Lehramtsschule Aargau LSA, 1999, Rhythmicity training for teachers
  • Novartis Basel, Workshop for managers
  • Expressive Culture, Workshop for elementary school of Sins

Austria

  • Move-on dance studio, Vienna, Afro fitness and teachers training.
  • Workshop for Primaryschool in Klagenfurt
  • Workshop Bama all stars, Graz
  • Afro Asian Institute, Vienna / Graz: Semesterworkshops
  • Sura za Africa Festival, drumming and dancing workshops for elementary school and colleage, Vienna Institute for Development and Cooperation
  • Guest lecturer about expressive art, rituals, festivals and traditional law, University of Vienna

Germany

  • University Görlitz, Semester Workshops: Antistress
  • University Hannover, African Forum

Hungary

  • Drumming and dancing workshop, Budapest, Hungary

Ghana

  • Tutor of drumming and Dancing, Academy of African Music and Art, Ghana.

 

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