Bio

Kojo Bey is Co-founder of SOUNDS OF AFRIKA Drum and Dance Troupe and has been performing and teaching African drumming as a healing art for 20 years. He has facilitated drum circles at fortune 500 companies and for students at the Primary, Secondary and University level. Kojo’s early “overstanding” about the healing of music led him to study with Master Teachers from around the world; eventually, earning him the title “Drum Doctor” from his drum making and repair studies.  He is a Spiritual Life Coach and has found much success using the drum as the pivotal tool for his clients. He presently conducts on-going drum circles to support humanitarian efforts both domestically and abroad.  Kojo is the Founder of Drums 4 Life and works closely with Music Therapists and Clinicians when drum therapy treatment plans include therapeutic and clinical assessments for clients. 

 Presenter Introduction

 

Kojo Bey has been performing and teaching African drumming as a healing art for 20 years. He has facilitated drum circles at fortune 500 companies, such as ESPN, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America, Verizon and others. Kojo’s early “overstanding” about the healing of music led him to study with Master Teachers from around the world; He is the Co-founder of Sounds Of Afrika Drum and Dance Troupe and has played with Master Drummers such as his Father, Baba Abishai Ben Reuben, Yamoussa Camara, Kehinde O’Uhuru, Chief Bey, and Okyrema Pra. You will often hear Kojo sing out “Ashe”, which is Yoruba for “Power” or "So Be It".  He believes that the power in the drum is unleashed when the drummer’s heart is filled with love. You can find Kojo leading drum circles throughout the U.S. to support humanitarian efforts both domestically and abroad for the non-profit organization he founded 16 years ago.  Kojo Bey is the Founder of Drums 4 Life and invites you to open your mind, body and spirits and experience The Drum!

Ashe! Ashe! Ashe!

"Kojo Bey, I wanted to again thank you for such a wonderful performance at our conference. The students are still talking about it, and it was just what the day needed to be exceedingly meaningful.  To say that it added to and enhanced their learning would be an understatement. You are terrific at what you do!"

-Donna H. DiCello, Psy.D Assocaite Director

University of Hartford

 

 

"I find the way that you teach (the pace, the instruction, the explanation of the background, the drumming leadership and your "presence") to be so outstanding. It always has the effect for me of being very soothing and uplifting. You, clearly, are a gifted teacher, Kojo.  Drumming is your vehicle and your treasure---what lights up your eyes and connects you to your path."

-Kim Tsocanos, Co-head

Connecticut Friends School