THE KUSUN ENSEMBLE
In the language of the Ga people from Ghana, West Africa, the word “Kusun” means “tradition.” As the world changes, cultures from around the globe learn from each other and share what they each have to offer. The Kusun Ensemble was founded by Nii Tettey Tetteh to bring the traditions of African life to the world through music and dance…
This extraordinary group of musicians and dancers is based in Accra, Ghana, West Africa and includes past members of the National Ballet of Ghana and the Pan African Orchestra. Although rooted in traditional music, the ensemble have developed a new brand of music and dance they have dubbed ‘Nokoko’ – by blending the authentic sounds of traditional instruments with the exuberance of highlife music and the complexity of African jazz.
Photos © Jeff Busby