Remembering Yacub Addy

NEA National Heritage Fellow

Reprinted with permission of the National Endowment for the Arts


“Remembering Yacub Addy: NEA National Heritage Fellow.” New York Folklore, vol. 40-3-4, 2014, p. 31.


Yacub Addy, Ghanaian drum master from Latham, New York. A master of traditional music of the Ga ethnic group, a creator of new works rooted in tradition, and a committed educator, Yacub Addy is part of the renowned Addy family of drummers, singers, and dancers from Avenor, Accra, Ghana.