Onye Onyemaechi

Onye Onyemaechi

Onye Onyemaechi has more than 30 years experience in education entertainment for schools, libraries, universities and museums. His goal is to bring the joy and soul of African music, culture and wisdom, teachings, important learning concepts, and celebration of diversity to pupils worldwide. He is

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Perspectives in West African Percussion and Culture


Program description


An ancient approach to rhythm education with an emphasis to mastermind the quality of life through practice. Students will learn the fundamentals of rhythm techniques firsthand, explore the rich cultural heritage of the drumming and percussion world, enrich group interaction, call & response, composition, improvisational methods, and the integration of social-emotional skills such as Empathy,


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance (In-School), Residency, School Site After School Programming, School Site Summer Camp, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshop/Class
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music
Cultural Origin: African, Multicultural
Subject: Performing Arts
Population served: Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Students with Special Needs
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available upon request / Negotiable

Available times:


Length of program: 45 - 60 mins
Space / technical requirements:

School facility/  Chairs
Can provide some percussion instruments but students can bring their drums.


In Class Live or on Zoom

Fees / Ticketing:

To be determined


Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes


  • Kids on African Unity Drum


Upon Request
Ashleigh Worley, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Bridget Palmer

Late Robert Rice

Letter of Recommendation


Letter of Recommendation


Cancellation Policy

24 hour notice