Meet Our Team

Get to know our dedicated staff

Kwame Ahima

Founder & Director

  • Adjunct Faculty, Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music (2000-present)
  • Director, Sankofa Performing Ensemble: Blair School of Music (Nashville)
  • Master, Asante Talking Drums of Ghana
  • Founder and Artistic Director, Sogo Dance Ensemble
  • Drum and Dance Instructor, Global Education Center (Nashville)
  • Master drummer, Odomankoma Kyerema Cultural Troupe (Ghana)


Nicole Ahima

Ghana Program Leader

  • Artistic Director, Music City Dance Alliance
  • Salsa Dance Instructor
  • Performer

Elom Tsatsu

Ghana Logistical Support & Cultural Guide

  • Dancer, Nana Nom Dance Ensemble
  • Dance Instructor, Ghana National Dance Ensemble
  • Dance Instuctor, Sogo Dance Troupe

Maraba Roznik

Ghana Program Assistant

  • Student (Vanderbilt University)
  • Dancer, Sankofa Performing Ensemble
  • Dance Instructor, African Drumming Course (Blair School of Music)