Azaguno s a colorful and vibrant Multi-ethnic Ensemble international touring group, which focuses on research, preservation, education and performance of traditional African American, Caribbean and Latin America music and dance. The ensemble also creates contemporary intercultural works in new theatrical contexts that fuse the artistic and aesthetic cultural values and resources representative of African experiences in world history. Through the Drum, the Voice, the Dance and other visual art forms and paraphernalia, Azaguno brings to the stage a unique African theatrical experience.

Azaguno, which means "a master drummer" among the Ewe people of Ghana in West Africa was founded in 2001. The group is made up of 15 musicians and dancers. The group is co-founded and directed by Dr. Paschal Yao Younge, a native of Ghana who is currently an Associate Professor of Multicultural Music Education at Ohio University with Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge as Dance Director and Choreographer. Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge is also an Associate Professor of African Dance and Jazz at Ohio University. Members have trained and researched extensively in Benin, Cuba, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania and Togo in Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.

Members have toured and performed with the West Virginia University African Ensemble, Badu Dance Company, Abibigroma, Makpolo Dance Initiative, Philadanco and the Forces of Nature Dance Company at several national and international festivals and conferences in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and United States. Some of the festivals include Seoul International Drum Festival, Taiwan International Percussion Summer Festival, Sacheon International Percussion Festival, Taiwan International Dance Festival, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, Hsin Chu Folk Drum International Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Pan-African Historical Theater Festival, Festival International De Jazz De Montreal, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Canada Dance Festival, and France International Folkloric Festival. The group also represented the US at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony and Games in Seoul, Korea in 2002. All these experiences have enabled the group to create intense and intricate polyrhythmic sounds; mesmerizing and electrifying dance movements. Recent appearances include: African Network Conference, Denison University, April 17, 2010, Workshop at the XI Biennial International, Symposium & Festival of CIMA (Center for Intercultural Music Arts at the Facultad de Educación y Humanidades of Melilla, of the Universidad of Granada: April 7-11, 2010,
Anderson International Festival, SC, January 29 &30, Yilan International Rain Festival in Taiwan from July 24-August 24, 2009, Lotus Blossom Festival, Bloomington, Indiana, March 23-28, 2009, Educational Workshop ad Performance, African Music and Dance, at World
Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education “Respecting Traditions: Shaping the Future” the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia December 7-11, Performance at the 28TH World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME 2008), Bologna, Italy, July 20-25, 2008, Presentation at Africa Meets Asia Conference”- World Music Days - 2nd International Symposium on African and Chinese Music, Co-organized by Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing & Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College, Cambridge- 6-8 November 2007 Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. China, The group also performed at the 7th Taiwan International Percussion Convention, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in Hong Kong, China in 2011 and Canada in January of 2012. All these experiences have enabled the group to create intense and intricate polyrhythmic sounds; mesmerizing and electrifying dance movements.

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