Zadonu African Music & Dance Company
Zadonu African Music & Dance Company is a non-profit African culture company dedicated to teaching, restaging and preserving authentic African Music and Dance in the United States and abroad. It was formed in 1986 by Kobla Ladzekpo, a native of Anyako, located in the Volta region of Ghana, West Africa. The mission of Zadonu is to bridge the complex ethnic boundaries inherent in the diverse and unique cultural melting pot of greater Los Angeles County. The group’s repertoire includes music and dances from the Ga-Adangme, Dagomba, Dagarti and Ewe people of Ghana, as well as the Ewe’s in Togo and Benin. Zadonu resident dancers and drummers are drawn from the greater Los Angeles area. They have performed for the former president of Ghana, JJ Rawlings, as well as with Fleetwood Mac during the Superbowl. Zadonu also has its own recording label and has participated in the musical production of two critically acclaimed film soundtracks: Mississippi Masala starring Denzel Washington, and ALI starring Will Smith.