Sharing culture

Robert Fugah. Photo: Sean Nugent
Robert Fugah. Photo: Sean Nugent
The loud echo of drums could be heard throughout Wanaka’s business district on Saturday, as more than  a dozen children and adults from Wanaka were taken out of their comfort zone to learn something a little  different  - West African drumming and dancing.

Teacher Robert Fugah, originally of Ghana, has been travelling around the South Island for the past month teaching people of all ages  the traditions of his homeland.

Mr Fugah said the popularity  of  West African drumming had grown  since he arrived in New Zealand five years ago. 

He stressed having fun was the most important thing, and the right sound would be made from the drums by those who were not scared of trying something new. 

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