Nankama Drum & Dance

Nankama (which means Born to Drum) is a West African Drum and Dance troupe, lead by Master Rhythm Instructor Bobby Bovenzi.  Nankama has performed throughout the Okanagan in over 300 shows since 2007. Members of the troupe are keen students of drum and dance and study very hard to make sure they are representing these traditional rhythms in a way the Masters of Africa have intended. Nankama has assisted many organizations to fundraise over $100K for countries in Africa, Women in Need and the homeless here in Canada.

A typical troupe performance includes a generous amount of time for audience participation on the 40 drums and 50+ small percussion instruments, and lasts :45-1.5 hrs. 

Video of Nankama performing at the Penticton Arts Awards 2016
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