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Adzohu DancersWelcome to Alokli

We are Alokli West African Dance, a community dance-drumming club based in Philadelphia, PA. We teach and perform Anlo-Ewe and other West African music & dance styles from Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. Recently we've become a publisher as well, with a new African songbook w/ CD available and more goodies on the way.

You'll find a lot of articles, photos, audio and video material here -all related to West African music, dance, and song. So take a look around - and if you're in the area, we invite you to visit us and join our growing community of eclectic artisans. Enjoy your stay!

Where to Start

Find out more about us and check out our African dance & drum classes in the Philadelphia area. Read about the African music and dances we do or learn more about West African people & culture. You'll find lots of pictures in our Photo Gallery, including some recent images from Ghana. Got lots of bandwidth or plenty of time? Savor our audio recordings and video clips. When you've had enough of us, we've collected some hard-to-find links to related African music and dance sites. And don't be shy - we love getting e-mail from perfect strangers, and we especially like feedback and making new friends.

Schools, Workshops, Corporate Events

In or near Philadelphia, PA? We love to teach, and schools love us! Please see our Classes Page for more information or contact us to discuss options.

Songs of West Africa by Dan Gorlin

Our new African songbook w/CD is shipping, and the response has been terrific. Learn to sing over 80 traditional African songs from Ghana, Togo, Benin & Nigeria in 6 languages, with in-depth translations and performance notes. There's nothing else like it! You can view sample songs, chapters, and audio clips from the book right here. You may also want to visit our online store and learn about other stuff we've got cooking.

Site News

May 16, 2011: Drumming & singing classes will resume at Temple U on Thursday, May 19. See the Classes page for more info!

Sept 8, 2010: movies & pics of our Philadelphia adventures are now available in the Photos & Videos sections.

August 10, 2010: we've finally got a YouTube Channel! Take a stroll over to see more performance and class videos.

July 16, 2008 : Alokli West African Dance has moved to Philadelphia, PA. Much of this website is about the group as it existed in San Francisco but we're slowly adding material from shows here in Philly. There's lots of information here about the people, culture, and music of West Africa so do poke around for awhile.

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Songs of West Africa Songbook/CD
Now on sale!

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