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 a celebrated recording artist and performer who brings an invigorating powerful experience to hundreds of audiences across USA and Europe. A world-renowned master percussionist, performer and inspirational speaker, Onye is author of The Drum: Voice of the Village, and band leader and manager of Onye and the Messengers, an AfroBeat World Music Band. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Performing Arts Student Series, Young Audiences of San Jose, Arts Council Santa Cruz County,Young Imagination, ArtsBank Education programs, and is currently on the League of Volunteers-Arts In Schools roster and LBC Artist In the Schools Teaching Artist. Onye’s programs for children have earned him a McDonald’s Foundation Recognition Award and he has been featured on NBC and the Wisdom Channel.
1926 Gold Pan Way, Santa Rosa, CA
Onye Onyemaechi’s highly interactive “African Village Celebration” for school assemblies brings an enjoyable and deeply life affirming experience of community connectedness and positive values to students, teachers, administrators, and staff. Mr. Onyemaechi ignites the joy and wisdom of the African Village Community with drumming and music, singing, dancing, native dress, and wisdom—all conveying messages of respect, kindness, self-discipline, acceptance, tolerance, listening, anti-bullying and getting along with others. This assembly program has proven to be effective at reinforcing these values that plans have emerged to teach and implement the program nationally and globally.
Available single or Multiple Performances
250 students capacity per Assembly
Multi-Purpose Room / Two Microphones, armless chair & Midsize table; Clean Space
Discounts on Block Bookings
24 hopur Notice