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About Peter Sowah Mensah

Mensah is a master drummer from Ghana, who is also an ethnomusicologist and a composer. He teaches African music, jazz and social issues, and the music of African Americans and is the director of the Macalester African Music Ensemble. In addition, Mensah has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and internationally known artists.
Mensah also helped Minnesota state agencies develop a new music curriculum which includes the teaching of world music for K-12 grade students.
B.M., Gen. Dip., Music, University of Ghana
M.A., University of Minnesota


Present Director of African Music, Macalester College


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Macalester College
Music 204
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6184