Biography of Mustapha Tettey Addy

Mustapha Tettey Addy is a renowned Ghanaian drummer and ethnomusicologist. Addy, a practicing Muslim, is a member of the Ga ethnic group and is the founder of The Obonu Drummers, which performs creative drumming composed by Addy that is based upon the royal Obonu drumming of the Ga people and other Ghanaian drumming forms. He has recorded many albums and has performed extensively in Africa and Europe, and briefly in North America in the early 1970s and late 1990s. He founded the Academy of African Music and Arts (AAMA) at Kokrobite beach near Accra in 1988. People have come from all over the world to study music with Addy at AAMA.

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