Massachusetts
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Ammaya Dance & Drum

Ammaya Dance & Drum is a collective of dancers and drummers who practice traditional West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming throughout the New England area. This troupe includes professional West African drummers, as well as a diverse group of professional American artists with a rich variety of dance and music backgrounds. The ensemble performs at concerts, school assemblies, festivals, parties, weddings and more. Ammaya presents the rich tradition of West African music and dance, then allows the audience to participate actively in the rhythms, movement and song. Their performances are full of spirit and fun for all ages. The ensemble performs to uplift the hearts of their audiences, playing for the joy and healing inherent in African traditions.

Come dance and drum with us to uplift your spirits! African dance and drumming brings people together in happiness, for rejuvenation, health and community. Release stress, work it out and get into to the rhythms....

Ammaya Dance & Drum offers virtual and in-person classes, school assemblies and community performances in traditional West African dance and drumming, all throughout the New England area. We dance and play for the love of African culture and joy and healing of its art forms. Classes are for all levels of experience, shapes, sizes and ages. Try one out!

Please contact us if you would like our ensemble to perform at your concert, assembly, party, wedding or festival.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Tara
Job Title/Position: 
Director and Dance Leader
Mailing Address: 
Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Physical Address: 
Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Last Name: 
Murphy
Phone: 
508-274-8626

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Ethnic
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Traditional
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2004
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Mid-Cape Cultural Directory
Awards: 
Local Cultural Council Grants: Mid-Cape Cultural Council

I am a Touring Artist

State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
19

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Literature
Media
Music
Theater
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors