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 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


Interactive School Assembly - African Village Cele...

Program description

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.


Booking / scheduling contact

Onye Onyemaechi

   707 5284458


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music
Cultural Origin: African, Multicultural
Program type: Assembly/Performance (In-School)
Population served: Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Kindergarten
Subject: Performing Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available single or Multiple Performances
250 students capacity per Assembly

Available times:


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

Multi-Purpose Room / Two Microphones, armless chair & Midsize table; Clean Space


School facility

Fees / Ticketing:

Discounts on Block Bookings


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
Cancellation Policy

24 hopur Notice