Kwaku Daddy

Photo of Kwaku Daddy Department Music Department 
 Office Creative Arts 129
 Phone (415) 452-7287
 Mailbox A75
 Summer 2012 
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Summer 2012 Teaching Schedule

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B.A., M.B.A., San Francisco State University

Daddy has been teaching at CCSF since 1983.

He is a member of the Recording Academy, a five time winner of the ASCAP Awards for music, a consultant on African and world music to the California elementary and secondary schools, the California State university system, and the California junior college system.

Daddy has also taught and conducted master percussion workshops at San Francisco State University, the Conservatory of Music, Southern U, Bakersfield College and at the College of the Redwoods. He has released seven albums and has written several musical pieces including "The African Concerto", currently being performed by numerous symphonies across the state of California. He is also the author of the text "The Folklore of Ghana".

Daddy has recorded, performed and co-headlined with Dizzy Gillespie Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Randy Weston, Santana, John Handy, Quincy Jones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, the Paul Winter Consort and has conducted workshops with the legendary Mr.Johnny Otis. He has also performed his African Concerto with the Santa Rosa, Sacramento, the El Camino and the Bakersfield symphonies.

In African culture, you have to learn the music tradition, whether you're going to be a lawyer, a doctor, or whatever you are going to be. You learn the tradition because it is what contains your folklore. history and philosophy. African society and its history is narrated through the music, The music has so much to do with it that you do not do anything in African society without singing or playing music. The music is constantly present.

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