Drum Major Award

Keith Hames & Akoma Arts

WHO is Akoma Arts www.akomaarts.org

Mission Statement - Encourage and strengthen the local community using Drumming, Dance, and Song.

Vision Statement - Help create a connection of the world communities through Drumming, Dance, and Song.

Founded in May of 2011 by Keith Hames, Akoma Arts is a collective of fifteen Musicians, Singers, Dancers and Spoken Word Artist, whose mission it is to enhance community and personal healing as well as promoting community unification through interactive performance. Our audiences are taken through several stages of the African and African American experience by utilizing African Drum, Dance and Praise songs, African American Folk Songs and Spirituals, Storytelling and Spoken Word. Our message is positive, informative and affirming.