Maputo Mensah

Maputo was a principal member of Akrowa Cultural Performance Ensemble at the Academy of African Music and Arts in Accra, Ghana. He has trained with world renowned master drummers Moustapha Tettey Addy and Obo Addy. He has toured internationally with the Royal Ga Troupe, Obonu on Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD Festival and has collaborated with Pharaoh Sanders.

Heidi Alina

Heidi Alina is distinguished as one of the best female African drummers in the country. A Boulder native, Heidi began studying rhythm and improvisation at the age of five with Eloise Ristad, author of A Soprano On Her Head. She holds a degree in piano performance from CU-Boulder (where she was a top competitor) and has been studying, performing and teaching African percussion for nearly 20 years. Heidi brings a powerful feminine energy to this male dominated art form.