Akoma Arts


Vocalist, Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer.


Akoma Arts ://.akomaarts Formed in May of 2011 by Keith Hames, Akoma Arts is a multi-cultural arts group, based in San Jose, CA consisting of fourteen Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Psychologist and Therapist, whose mission is, to enhance community and personal healing and unification through interactive arts performances. Our audiences are taken through several stages of the African and African- American experience by utilizing African Drum-Dance-Praise songs, African American Folk Songs, and Spirituals. Our message is positive, informative, and promotes unity.
We offer a wide range of cultural services to the community, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and corporations. We also provide professional facilitation and rhythms to community-based organizations serving the needs of people with physical and mental challenges.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 20 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
63 years


Babatunde Olatunji, Mamady Keita, Fred Simpson

Members Of Band

Keith Hames, Carolyn Jones


Djembe Drum Dunun Drums (Dunumba, Sangban, Kenkeni) Hand Percussion (Bells, Shekere, Balafon) Gonkogui (2-3 headed bell), Atoke