Ammaya Dance & Drum

Performing Group

Ammaya Dance & Drum is a collective of dancers and drummers who practice traditional West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming throughout the New England area. This troupe includes professional West African drummers, as well as a diverse group of professional American artists with a rich variety of dance and music backgrounds. The ensemble performs at concerts, school assemblies, festivals, parties, weddings and more. Ammaya presents the rich tradition of West African music and dance, then allows the audience to participate actively in the rhythms, movement and song. Their performances are full of spirit and fun for all ages. The ensemble performs to uplift the hearts of their audiences, playing for the joy and healing inherent in African traditions.Come dance and drum with us to uplift your spirits! African dance and drumming brings people together in happiness, for rejuvenation, health and community. Release stress, work it out and get into to the rhythms....Ammaya Dance & Drum offers virtual and in-person classes, school assemblies and community performances in traditional West African dance and drumming, all throughout the New England area. We dance and play for the love of African culture and joy and healing of its art forms. Classes are for all levels of experience, shapes, sizes and ages. Try one out!Please contact us if you would like our ensemble to perform at your concert, assembly, party, wedding or festival.

Primary Discipline

Dance - Ethnic

Additional Disciplines

Dance - Traditional
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Traditional


Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class


  • Local Cultural Council Grants: Mid-Cape Cultural Council

Professional Associations

  • Mid-Cape Cultural Directory

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2004
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 30 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region, State-wide, Surrounding States/Region
  • Seasons active: Year round