Guest instructors teach Kaua‘i African Drum, Dance

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Guest instructor Iman Tamiko of O‘ahu leads a group learning African dance, Sunday to the drums being led by instructors Ernest Boorketey of Ghana and Oumane Sall of Senegal, West Africa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Ke Ala Hele Makala‘e users stop to watch the instruction going on with the Kaua‘i African Drum/Dance, Sunday at the small pavilion north of NoKa shopping.

KAPA‘A — Members of Kaua‘i African Drum/Dance and users of Ke Ala Hele Makala‘e multi-use path were treated to a special learning experience, Sunday.

Ernest Boketey of Ghana, and Ousmane Sall of Senegal, West Africa led the instruction on drums that, when completed, set the tone for dance instruction led by special guest instructor Iman Tamiko of O‘ahu.

Taking place at the small pavilion located just north of NoKa shopping and the food trucks, users of Ke Ala Hele Makala‘e could pause to watch the ongoing education as well as look through the African market featuring lapas, bracelets, and earrings set up under a hala plant adjacent to the pavilion.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or


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