2019 Governor's Arts Awards
Award Recipient: Theo Martey, Manchester
Theo Martey has introduced thousands of New Hampshire children, youth and adults to African culture through rhythms and dance, contributing significantly to international diversity and cultural understanding throughout the state. His vibrant artist residencies give NH students an opportunity to experience hands-on West African drumming and a variety of dance styles from his native country of Ghana. Theo is the leader of the Akwaaba Ensemble, which has performed concerts throughout NH, the northeastern US, Mexico and Canada since 2002. He has been on the Arts Council’s juried Arts Education Roster since 2005, the same year he became a United States citizen.
October 29, 2019