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WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

Our mission is to use music, dance and drama to effect social change and progress in individuals and communities.

Our History

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The company started in 1980, was originally known as AGOROFOMBA.  The name change to the present, Obrumankoma, Odapagyan and Oson Traditionals, is a way to maintain connection with its roots, and that, the group be identified with the history and the rich cultural heritage of the Fantes who populate the Central region of Ghana.   According to the history of the Fantses of Mankessim "the Bobor fantsefo" originally were part of the Old Ghana Empire. (For more history of MANKESSIM and ASAFO go to the BOBORFANTSE WEBSITE.... www.geocities.com/borborfantse/culture.html.
The company has featured in a number of Local, National and International Arts and Culture events in Ghana and abroad. For example, the company participated in the maiden edition of both PANAFEST (THE Pan African Historical Theatre Festival and KIDDAFEST (An International Children's Festival hosted by the national theatre of Ghana.
The company has also represented the region in a number of cultural events. It is also the satellite company of the Center for National Culture, Mfantseman district and has been a regular feature in the induction programs of the AMERICAN PEACE CORPS PROGRAM IN GHANA


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