• 2016
    AZA Celebration: The National Theatre of Ghana with its two prestigious companies, The National Dance Company and National Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Ohio University and Azaguno, Inc. from the United States of America: International symposia and concerts, “AZÃ!! at the National Theatre of Ghana from Nov 27-Dec. 12

    Residency Oakland University Oct. 31- Nov. 6

    6th OU World Music and Dance Festival/Concert March 27 – April 1
    3rd OU Nuit Blanche Athens Festival April 2nd

    Residency at The National Dance Company and National Symphony Orchestra July 12 – Aug. 15
    Research and Development Conjunto Folklorico National De Cuba: Matanzas, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and Havana. Feb 28 – March 8
    International Scholar Residency Messiah College March 13- 19
    -AZA: A concert of Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance, Messiah College March 18.
    Residencies and Performance with Kettering Children's Choir, Dayton, OH. February 20th, 2016 Saturday, April 23rd, May 9th and, May 10th



    2015
    International Residency Korean Performing Arts Company Seoul, Korea, Dec 14 -23
    Performance and Workshop with Azaguno at Hathaway Brown Cleveland Performance and Workshop, October 9
    Presentation: 2015 AOMT Music Therapy Conference: Topic: Application of Multicultural Music in Music Therapy Practice, September 25-26, 2015
    International Festival, Azaguno sponsored: ACYMAFEST (ACYFEST) Augustine – Catherine Younge Musical Arts Festival - Celebrating the works of Mr. Augustine Kwasigah Younge, Catherine Afiwor Younge, and other renowned performing artists, Vodza, Volta Region, Ghana (June 27)
    International Collaborative Residency DIEMA Performance and Symposia on - Representation, Performance and Teaching of Ghanaian Traditional and Contemporary Musical Arts –Drumming and Dance – for local Amateur Groups, Teachers and Educators, Phase Three: Presentation of Diema Production and symposia, National Theatre of Ghana, Accra, Ghana (Performance, June 18 – 20, and Symposia June 18-19
    International Collaborative Residency DIEMA Production, National Dance Company of Ghana, NOYAM Contemporary Dance Company, Azaguno, Ohio University, students and alumni, Contemporary Chinese Dancer, Chengxin Wei, local brass band and choirs with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana, National Theatre of Ghana, Phase Two: Rehearsal with dance and music groups Accra, Ghana (June 2 – June 17, 2015)
    International Commission and Collaborative Residency Project: DIEMA, the first annual Contemporary Ghanaian Music and Dance concert and symposia at the National Theatre of Ghana. Commissioned work by Zelma Badu-Younge and Paschal Yao Younge, in collaboration with The National Dance Company (Ghana Dance Ensemble) and National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana, Phase One: Creation/Research and Development, Accra, Ghana (May 4 – June 1)
    International Scholar Residency: Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, March 30 April 2
    I nternational Scholar Residency: Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Feb. 2, 27 & 28
    Master Class, 2015 ACDA East-Central Conference Ohio University, Division of Dance, February 28, Ohio University (February 28, March 2)
    Presentation: Ohio Music Education Association 2015 Professional Development Conference: Feb. 5 - 7

    2014
    Second Annual Nuit Blanche Athens Arts Festival, October 12 &13
    5th World Music and Dance Festival and Concert (October 6 – October 11) Concert: Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH (Oct.11)
    WASRC• PASMAE Conference • Special Annual PATAG Inset Workshop June. Topic: Traditional African Music is a Total Work of Art: The Interdisciplinarity of the Musical Arts of Ghana
    Master Class, dance Immersion, Contemporary African Music and Dance, Collective of Black Artists Dance Studio, Toronto, ON Canada (April 6)
    Showcase Presentation/Workshops; at the Enwave Theatre, Toronto, Canada, Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th, Dance Immersion Showcase, Expressions …
    American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, Athens, OH (March 4 & 5)
    Performance Tour –Workshops, Lectures at York University with the OU African Ensemble, Toronto, Feb 2-9.
    Director/Performance with OU African Ensemble, McLean Performance Studio and Faire Fecan Theatre, Toronto, ON Canada (February 7)
    Residency at Earl Haig Secondary School/Claude Watson Middle School February 6
    Performance/Workshops at 4th Annual World Music and Dance Festival and Concert, Ohio University, OH January 27 – February 1
    Experience Cuba: The Culture, People, History and the Arts; University of Havana,
    Conjunto Folklorico National De Cuba: Visit to Matanzas, Trinidad, Cienfuegos,
    Santa Clara and Havana. January, 1-11


    2013
    Experience Cuba: The Culture, People, History and the Arts; University of Havana,
    Conjunto Folklorico National De Cuba: Visit to Matanzas, Trinidad, Cienfuegos,
    Santa Clara and Havana: Dec 28-31
    Residency: University of West Indies, Trinidad, Nov. 25-Dec. 7
    Performance/Workshops: University of Connecticut, Oct. 24
    Residency: Chung-Ang University, South Korea, July 20 -August 10
    Presentation at the 42nd ICTM World Conference, Shanghai, China. July 11-17.
    Performance/Workshops with at Trevor Day School, NY, May 27-29
    Residency and Performance: Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble, State University of New York: Brockport, Hartwell Theater, April 26-29, 2012, Brockport, New York.
    First Annual Nuit Blanche Athens Arts Festival April 6 & 7
    Performance at the 10th Annual AZA!! Concert, Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH April 5
    Performance/Workshops at Arcadia Local Schools (Van Buren School), OH March 20 &21
    Performance at OU Southern Campus, Ohio University Southern, Ironton, OH, March 14 & 15
    Performance/Workshop: 2013 NRC Conference, Oho State University, February 27.Presentation at the 2013 OMEA Professional Development Conference February 7–9, Columbus, Ohio.
    Performance at the ASCEN/DANSES Dance Festival. Gb?gb?menuwo (Spiritual Things) Thirty Minute - Solo Work. Six organizations highlight contemporary artists from the African Diaspora: Gibson Muriva – Zimbabwe, Zelma Badu-Younge Ghana, Rhodnie Desire – Haiti, Ghislaine - Central Africa, Nora Chipaumire Zimbabwe and Souleymane Badolo - Burkina Faso the Festival of Contemporary dance performance by artists of the African diaspora. February 4 (with post-concert Artist Talk) and 5 2012, Studio 303, Montreal, QU Canada.
    Performance at 3th Annual World Music and Dance Festival and Concert, Ohio University, OH January 27- February 2
    Research & Development: Education Abroad – CUBA (Havana, Matanzas, Trinidad and Cienfuegos) January 2-9
  • 2012
    “Artistic Interspaces Of Malaysia International Symposium (A.I.M.S) 2012
    Ohio University 10th October
    Presentation at the Ohio University's 7th Summer International Program in African Culture Through the Arts Music in Ghana, June 13-July 5
    Performance at the Athens International Street Fair: African Music and Dance/Steel Band, May 19th 2012, Athens, OH.
    Performance at AZA!! Concert, Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH May 4
    Performance/Workshops: McCormick Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Sponsored Assembly Interactive sessions by grade level (600 Students) on Thursday, March, 30, 2012 Loveland, OH
    Performance at the Ohio University, School of Dance, Winter Dance Concert. Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, March 2 & 3, 2012, Athens, OH.
    Juror/Panelist: Illinois Arts Council’s Ethnic & Folk Arts Master Apprentice Program, May 30
    Ohio University Southern Campus - Diversity Lecture & Performance Series: Riffe Center, Mains Rotunda, and Ironton High School, Assembly Performances Ironton High School Auditorium, February 23-24, 2012, Ironton, OH.
    Performance with Fisk Jubilee Singers, COFA 75th Anniversary Concert Second Concert-OU World Music and Dance Festival February 11
    Performance: Second OU World Music and Dance Concert: February 10 and 11.
    Performance, Lecture/Presentation at the 24th Annual International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Conference & Festival, Toronto. at the Sheraton Centre “Telling Our Dance Legacy”, Saturday January 28, 2012
    Showcase Concert at the IABD conference - Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Music composed by paschal Yao Younge, Friday January 27, 2012

    2011
    Performance with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, November 7-13
    Performance at Nuit Blanche, Toronto's all night art expo, Special Project in Dance and Multiculturalism, The Theatre Centre, Toronto, – October 2, ON Canada
    Choreographic and Music Workshop with
    Malgorzata Nowacka: Artistic Director / Choreographer / Dancer of The Chimera Project/Toronto's Contemporary Dance Company, August 15-22, 2011
    Drum and Dance workshop series Montreal, Canada 2011
    July 5- July 16
    12th Edition
    Presentation at the Ohio University's 6th Summer International Program in African Culture Through the Arts Music in Ghana, June 13-July 5
    Presentation: Society of Dance History Scholars Conference: Dance and Dramaturgy. York University and University of Toronto. June 23 to 26. Signature Panel on Cultural Appropriation “Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Sharing and Ownership Through the Eyes of a Contemporary African Dancer-Choreographer in North America”
    Performance at the Ju Percussion Group Foundation, 7th “Taiwan International
    Percussion Convention” (TIPC) May 20 - May 28
    Performance at AZA!! Concert, Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH April 29
      
    Performance at the 7th Annual ALA Conference  "African Literature, Visual Arts & Film In Local and Transnational Spaces, International Conference, Ohio University April 13,
    Educational workshops at the REAL CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE MÚSICA DE MADRID (The Premier Conservatory of Music in Spain in March 17-25
    Residency: Choreographic Commission: The National Dance Company of Ghana, Music composed by Mustapha Tettey, Feb 19-26.
     
    Performance: First OU World Music and Dance Concert: February 11.
    Performance at The City of Lewisburg's "Shanghai Parade" on Saturday, January 1.

    2010
    Educational workshops as part of The City of Lewisburg's "Shanghai Parade” and First Day International Festival at Lewisburg, WV, Dec 31.
    Residency and Guest Artist: Global Music Festival and Concert, Miami University of Ohio, Oct. 1-3
    Sponsor: Cultural Exchange -- Basel, Switzerland and Athens, Ohio United States. Workshops, Lecture-Demonstration, Performance, Receptions (for Adults and Children.)  Ohio University, School of Dance, Eclipse Company General Store, Arts West, Azaguno (Athens) Village Productions (Amesville, OH), Bon Vie Bistro (Columbus, OH.) Oct 3.
    Presenter at Orff in Africa 2010 Forum Ho, Volta Region from the 24th of July to 3rd
    Ohio University's 5th Summer International Program in African Culture Through the Arts Music in Ghana, June 14--July 6Residency with The National Dance Company of Ghana, July 12 – 23, 2010
    Performance at ISME at the 29TH World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME 2008), Beijing, China, August 1-6
    Performance with OUAE, Red Cross Dancing with the Stars Event, Athens, OH, May 15
    Performance at AZA!! Concert, Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH April 30
    Performance at Africa Network Event, Denison University, Granville, OH, April 17
    Presentation 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
    Educational Workshops at the 2010 American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) East-Central Conference March 19-21.
    Educational Workshops at South Charleston High School February 18 and 19.
    Co-Director/Performance with Azaguno at, South Charleston High School, Feb. 19.
    Educational Workshops and performance at Anderson International Festival, Anderson, South Carolina, January 30, 2010.  

    2009
    Clinician/Workshop- Mount Vernon Nazarene University, October 14
    Workshops - Miami University of Ohio, October 2
    Performance with Azaguno, The 2009 Chihsi International Art Festival and the Coming of Age 16 Celebration Tainan City, Taiwan, R.O.C. August 20 – 28
    Educational Presentation at the Ohio University's 4th Summer International Program in African Culture Through the Arts Music in Ghana, June 14--July 6
    Presentation at AZA! 2009 Ohio University's 4th Summer International Program, Traditional Arts Festival, Anlo Afiadenyigba, Ghana, June 26-29
    Performance at AZA!! Mother Africa Concert, Ohio University, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium, Athens, OH May 1
    Educational Workshop at African Arts Symposium – Mother Africa, a symposium on Women in Africa’s Arts, with talks by prominent scholars and artists who focus on gender issues, Baker University Center, Athens, OH April 30 –May 2
    Paper Presentation: "Through the Eyes of An African Dancer: Intellectualizing the body’s Movement to Music." Princeton University’s 3rd Annual International Symposium on the Music of Africa, April 17-18
    Presentation at The National Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference “Dance and Culture” section, New Orleans April 8-11

    Children’s Outreach “A Day of Azaguno” offering free classes in African Music and
    Dance to Athens community children. ARTS/West Theater, Athens, OH (1 day, monthly)
    Master Class -- African Music and dance, For: Honor Band and Choir Festival, Baker University Center, Athens, OH January 11-13
    Research Project/Performance Collaboration with Kala Bharati Centre Bharata Natya (Montreal) director, Dr. Mamata Niyogi-Nakra, Kolkata, India (January)

    2008
    Educational Workshop ad Performance, African Music and Dance, at World
    Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education “Respecting Traditions: Shaping the Future” To be held on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, Melbourne, Australia December 7-11
    Research Project/Performance Collaboration with Kala Bharati Centre Bharata Natya director, Dr. Mamata Niyogi-Nakra, Montreal, QU Canada (Fall 2008)
    Educational Workshop and Performance at East Carolina University, Myrtle Beach,
    November 13
    Educational Workshop and Performance at Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Miami, October 3-4
    Educational Workshop and Performance at Mary Baldwin College, Virginia, September 11-13

    Performance at the 28TH World Conference of the International Society for Music
    Education (ISME 2008), Bologna, Italy, July 20-25, 2008. Teatro Manzoni, July 23

    Educational Workshop at the 28TH World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME 2008), Bologna, Italy, July 20-25, 2008. Academia Belle Arti, University of Bologna, July 21
    Educational Workshop at the Ohio University's 3rd Summer International Program in African Culture Through the Arts Music in Ghana, June 15--July 7Acyfest International Festival in Ghana, with Featuring – The Ghana Dance Ensemble, June 27-28

    2007
    Research Tour of Australia, Melbourne, Australia December 11-29
    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, November 6-9: Echoes from the Field: Preservation, Development and Transformation of Traditional African Folks for the Stage: Two and Three –Part African Choral Arrangements for Female and Young Voices

    Educational Workshop and Performance with Central Conservatory of Music
    Students 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. Central Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall, Beijing, China

    Educational Workshop International Scholar Residency at Central Conservatory of Music. Beijing, China, Nov. 4-5
    Educational Workshop and performance with Percussion Ensemble Chung-Ang at the Choi Jong Sil’s 50th Anniversary Concert, YEAKDANG, The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Korea, August 8
    Educational Workshop and performed with Azaguno and Chung-Ang University African Ensemble at the 2nd Sacheon International Percussion Festival, August 2-6
    Director and Lecturer at the Ohio University's 2nd Summer International Program in African Culture Through the Arts Music in Ghana, June 11--July 2
    Directing Aza International Festival of the Arts in Ghana, June 23
    Educational Workshop: African Music and Dance Workshops at, Mdo/Toronto Tabla Ensemble: Centre for World Music and Dance, May 7-11
    Performance at Heritage Concert 11: AZA!!! A concert of Traditional and Contemporary African Music and Dance, Ohio University, April 20
    Workshops: International Arts Conference: “First Biannual International Conference for Performers, Visual Artists, Educators and Teachers at the Ohio University in April of 2007. “New Perspectives in African Performing and Visual Arts”. Ohio University, April 18-21

    2006
    - Workshop at International Drum Talk Conference at University of Pittsburgh, May 5-7.
    - Performance at Ohio University African Ensemble – Heritage Concert. Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Heritage: A Celebration of African Culture through the Arts. One concert, May 12
    - Organization of AcyFest 2006: 2006 Biannual International Music and Cultural Festival in Ghana from June 22-24
    - Performance Tour: Hsin Chu International Folk Drum Festival, Taiwan, ROC Dec. 12-25
    - Workshops:  Ohio University Summer International Arts Program in Ghana, West Africa, June 11-July 3
    - Performance Tour- South Korea: Azaguno, Inc. Sacheon International percussion Festival, Seoul South Korea from July 28-August 7

    2005
    - Performance and Clinics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, February. 7-12
    - Performance at Northern Kentucky University - February 24-25, 2005
    - Taiwan: „Supreme Projectš- Collaborative Theatrical Percussion and Dance Composition and Performance Project sponsored
    by the National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan involving, Dr. Paschal Yao Younge, Dr. Yiu-Kuang Chung, Azaguno and
    Ju Percussion, Taiwan, R.O.C. May 18ų10 June
    - Workshop: Rutgers University July 3-7
    - Workshop: WVU Summer International Program in African Music and Dance, Ghana, West Africa, July14-August 2
    - Workshop: Africa Meets Asia Conference- Dialogue Between China and Africa in Music and Halim El-Dabh Symposium at the
    Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China, October 16-22
    - Performance at Princeton University‚s 2nd Annual International Symposium on the Music of Africa, Dec. 9

    2004
    - Performances at Toronto Dance Immersion Showcase Performances April 22- May
    - Taiwan Tour sponsored by Ju Percussion group and Ju Foundation May 29-June 8
    - Performance at Taiwan International Drum Festival in Tainan City, August 4-16
    - Concert Tour of Kansas City, October 29-31

    2003
    - Denison University, February 28- March 1
    - Princeton University, October 10-11

    2002
    - Korea World Folk Festival International Day May 28
    - FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremonies, May 25-29

    - 15th Insa Korean Art and Culture Festival, June 6
    - Seoul International Drum Festival May 25 -June 12


    N.B. School workshops, clinics and other concerts are not listed.


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