Ensemble is an extraordinary group of musicians and
dancers based in Ghana, West Africa. Founded by Nii Tettey
Tetteh, the group includes past members of The National Ballet
and The Pan African Orchestra. Although rooted in traditional
music, the ensemble has developed a new brand of music and dance
they have dubbed "Nokoko." They have created innovative rhythms
and dances by fusing bass and lead guitar, electrifying jazz and
African rhythms, and traditional Ghanaian instruments. In their
quest to develop a new style of Ghanaian music, they have been
dazzling audiences in Ghana and around the world.
With headlines reading "Kusun
Electrifies Frenzied Audience" and reviews proclaiming the Kusun
Ensemble's sound as a "revival of a vital art," the band is now
considered one of Ghana's most innovative and powerful music and
dance ensembles. By blending the authentic sounds of traditional
instruments with the exuberance of hilife music and the
complexity of African jazz, they are developing a unique
Ghanaian sound and bringing the tropical passion of West African
music and dance to the world stage.
For the past four years the Kusun
Ensemble has been making their way over the ocean, packing
theatres and wowing festival audiences in the United States.
They have performed throughout Ghana and toured Australia,
Canada, and the UK. Many of the members have also been teaching
drumming and dance at the Kusun Study Center in Nungua, Accra.
This center was built by Nii Tettey Tetteh to promote the
traditional arts of Ghana, to teach both local people and
international students about Ghanaian music and culture.