Feel the spirit with our exhilarating West African dance and drum classes.


Experience the joy of African dance with Tiyumba Drum and Dance Company.

Tiyumba Foundation

Support youth education and cultural development in northern Ghana, West Africa.

Tiyumba African Drum & Dance Company presents…



Annual African drum and dance benefit show to raise funds for the Tiyumba Foundation.


Join us 6:30pm on Friday, June 10 at Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis. The evening is sure to delight with traditional drum and dance pieces from northern Ghana, silent auction, African Market, refreshments, and more.

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Free your mind, connect to the rhythm and dance to your passion.

Join our drum and dance classes, workshops and performances! All levels welcome.

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What is “Tiyumba”?

Tiyumba (tee-yoom-bah) means “let’s love them” and is at the heart of Tiyumba Drum and Dance Company. Through the spirit of traditional African culture, we welcome you with joy, love and community. As is taught by Ghanaian elders, “Togetherness brings health and happiness.”

Check out our classes!



Dance Class

Ongoing all-level classes

Drum Class

Group & private lessons

Family Class

Classes for kids & family

Private Class

Customized workshops

Support Youth in Ghana

Contribute to the Tiyumba Youth Development & Cultural Center

TYDCC is shaping the future of young people through cultural development, formal education and life skills. Help us build a strong foundation of support for children and their families in northern Ghana.

Ghana Trip Testimonials

” Traveling to Ghana with Fatawu and Tiyumba was a most transformative experience. It was incredible to learn from village elders and cultural leaders about the history and cultural perspectives of Ghana. Fatawu has created a beautiful community with the M’Bangba Cultural School. The Tiyumba Ghana cultural immersion trip is a profound and enriching opportunity!

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Sarah Skahan


” The Tiyumba Ghana Trip is a one of a kind trip that has brought us new relationships and a lasting impact on our lives.  We encourage people of any age interested in the local culture and landscape of West Africa, to travel with Fatawu!

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Lauren Anderson


” My Ghana cultural immersion experience is something I will cherish forever.  The only thing better than my 2016 trip to Ghana would be a repeat in 2017! The drumming, dancing, sites and excursions, markets, many family members and friends of Fatawu – all made for a memorable visit to Ghana. 

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Bob Colbert