Maestro de percussión africana
Samuel Takyi was born in Cape Coast, Ghana.

He started playing traditional drum from six years and dancing from ten years.

1988, together with his uncle Kofi Badu, he founded his first famous group “Obrempon Folkloricsv” in Cape Coast.

Between 1985 and 1993 he worked as teacher/cultural instructor in primary and secondary schools under Ghana Education Service in Cape Coast and also in private schools. In 1996, as a music student in the University College of Education of Winneba, he was invited as a guest teacher to the „Den Rytmiske Hojskole” at Vig, Denmark

In 1997 he graduated from the U.C.E.W as music, dance and language (Akan) teacher and was posted to Sekondi Secondary School.

1998 to 2001 he was in charge of Ghanaian cultural educational program for the schools in Cape Coast, supported by „Danida“ at Agoro-Ciltad centre.
There he also worked as Performance- and Outreach- co-coordinator and as official instructor where he realized intercultural exchange programs to the guest students from Denmark, Germany, Italy, UK and USA. In 1999 he was a member of the Reverential Committee of “Panafest ‚99“, Cape Coast (Ghana).
During the same year he performed as coordinator of Agoro’s group to represent Central Region in the U20 Youth Championship, for the performances at the opening ceremony.
2001 in Valencia/Spain he founded a five piece Ghanaian group “Osibi”

2005, he founded a traditional music and dance group/association, composed of Ghanaians and Spaniards called ABOI.

Meanwhile he was playing in different groups such as: “Asimewole”, “Ananse de Ghana”, “Mabele and Perkumania Ensemble of Ribaroja” (conservatorio de Ribaroja, Valencia/Spain)

From 2001 to date he gave workshops for African music and dance in:


Milan 2001, 2003 and 2005

Spain, amongst others
- Camporrobles 2003 – Summer-campus young percussionists
- Valencia 2004, 2006 and 2009, Conservatorio de Riba Roja,    Jornada International de Percusión

Halle/Saale 2006, University of Art & Design, Burg Giebichenstein

currently in different centers in Copenhagen.
...samuel takyi 2012