The Success Story Of Aziz And Patience

Aziz Boye LawsonA NUMBER of drummers and dancers have in the past years been creating waves with numerous performances in Accra and its surrounding areas that have promoted Ghanaian traditional drumming and dance.

One of such talented drummers is Aziz Boye Lawson. He has trained a large number of cultural dancers in the country and declared his intention to institute a training programme for the youth who are interested in cultural music and dance.

Aziz Boye Lawson began his career with Adamna-bii Dance Ensemble in 1986 before forming his own group, Odomakona, in 1993 where he taught drumming and dancing to a lot of people.

He and his group have thrilled diverse audiences in Ghana with variations of traditional music and dance as well as contemporary dance pieces.

In 2006, he joined Asempa Dance Ensemble as the chief drummer and artistic director.
Because he possessed great talent and skills, he was offered a job by the Odahee Cultural Troupe based in Teshie.

Patience Abla Sedro is also a young and talented dancer who started her cultural dancing career with Asempa Youth Music and Dance Ensemble.

Her group is working tirelessly to organize an event to educate school children about the importance of cultural music and dance.

Patience taught the junior members of the group who participated in the just ended Fun World and Kiddafest shows organized by the National Theatre of Ghana.

She also taught Crown Prince Academy which represented Ghana in the just ended UNESCO Music and Cultural Festival in Togo.