That means "you are welcome" in the Ewe language.
We are Adanu Habobo, based in Vancouver, BC (Canada). We are a diverse group of people who strive to share our love and knowledge of the traditional music and dance of Ghana, West Africa. We accept new members on a rolling basis so if you are interested, let us know.
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March 3, 2023
Azae Loo (Festival/Celebration): West African Music with Kofi Gbolonyo
Adanu Habobo performs with CapU C Band (West African Jazz) and other special guests
The Blueshore at CapU
2055 Purcell Way,
North Vancouver, BC
Tickets & Info HERE
Adanu Habobo's co-director and co-founder Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo is being celebrated at Capilano University. Adanu Habobo will perform in addition to the CapU C Band which Kofi directs, playing a mix of original West African-inspired music, highlife hits, and arrangements of traditional music.
Adanu Habobo performs at the Ghanaian Canadian Association of BC's African Heritage & Black History Month Celebrations
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
13450 -104 Avenue
(3min walk from the Skytrain station!)
doors at 5pm, music around 6:30pm
Ghanaian food for sale before the show!
Tickets & Info HERE
This will be the first Adanu Habobo show since 2020...just before "you know what". Very excited to be performing for/with the Ghanaians of BC. The concert will also feature CapU African Jazz Ensemble (led by Kofi Gbolonyo) and some spicy (and oh-so-delicious) Ghanaian food will also be on sale. For his concert we will welcome my good friend and supreme dancer Awal Alhassan and his equally-talented wife Sheimawu Abubakari, and for the first time a very special guest in master drummer/dancer Dr. Sylvanus Kwashie Kuwor!
February 21, 2020
Evergreen Cultural Centre
1205 Pinetree Way
For more info and tickets visit https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/schedule/
May 31, 2019
Adanu Habobo and special guests Awal Alhassan, Sheimawu Abubakari, Vodzi Torgboh
Opening act: East Van Marimba All-Stars
6:30pm doors open and Ghanaian food for purchase from Taste of Africa
7:00pm free dance workshop
8:00pm music starts
Ticket info HERE
Co-Presented by Time Will Tell Arts and Caravan World Rhythms
Support from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.
July 8, 2017
Adanu Habobo@ Greek Summerfest
4641 Boundary Road
May 11/12, 2017
VanAfrica: An African Music and Dance Journey
$25 @ the door
Featuring a collection of some of Vancouver's best traditional musicians and dancers such as Kocasalle Dioubate, Sanbur Abdulai, Awal Alhassan, Kesseke Yeo, Pasi Gunguwo, Kurai Mubaiwa, N'nato Camara, Kofi and Esinu Gbolonyo and members of Adanu Habobo.
Ticket info is HERE
Presented by Roundhouse, Caravan World Rhythms and Time Will Tell Arts Society
Specifically, this fundraiser will be supporting the initiatives of Adanu Habobo's very own Curtis Andrews and Kofi Gbolonyo, who both have been doing grass-roots education development in Ghana for several years. More info on their work can be found here:
November 13, 2016
Adanu Habobo @ Surrey Museum
17710 56A Avenue (Cloverdale)
As part of the opening of the West African Vodu exhibit
September 10, 2016
Adanu Habobo performs at AIK@UBC
Saturday from 1-6pm
March 27, April 3, April 24, 2016
Free introductory West African Dance Classes
(led by Kofi Gbolonyo)
Sunset Community Centre
6810 Main Street
Supported by the City of Vancouver
March 11, 2016
"Azae Lo!!!: Sing the Drum, Dance the Song"
Adanu Habobo with Rhythm 'n' Roots Choir
St. James Community Hall
7pm (doors open)
8pm (music starts)
A extravaganza of song, drum and dance with over 60 performers (!). Adanu will be collaborating with members of Rhythm n Roots who will sing traditional songs to accompany the drummers and dancers, giving a complete picture of this music. Both groups will also perform some of their own material.
Ghanaian food also for sale by Taste of Africa Restaurant.
A night not to miss!
(presented by Time Will Tell Arts and Caravan World Rhythms)
Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council
October 25, 2015
Adanu Habobo with Capilano Jazz Faculty & Students
Blue Shore Financial Centre
Tickets and more info below:
August 23, 2015
as part of the All Over The Map concert series
Ron Basford Park,Granville Island
1pm and 3pm
Facebook Link HERE
November 29, 2014
Adanu Habobo plus guests Kurai Mubaiwa, Awal Alhassan and a horn section!
Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
$25 @ door
Besides sublime music and dance from Ghana and Zimbabwe, there will also be tantalizing food from Ghana, prepared and sold by Taste of Africa.
A cash bar will also be available.
Advance tickets are available on-line (see below) and also in-person at:
Highlife Music 1317 Commercial Drive) Ph: 604 - 251 - 6964
Banyen Books 3608 West 4th Avenue Ph: 604 737-8858
There will also be a FREE workshop on Nov.22 @ 1pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre in the Multimedia room.
All are welcome and a dance will be taught which will be performed on the night of the concert.
Presented by Time Will Tell Arts, Caravan World Rhythms, and Roundhouse Community Centre.
Support from BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and Canadian Heritage
March 21, 2014
Adanu Habobo plus many other artists
Fundraiser for Overseas Medical Initiative and UBC Dollar Project
Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Dr.
$10 @ door
We will play for 15-20 mins only.
Come early to get in!
February 8, 2014
Adanu Habobo w/ Awal Alhassan and horn section(!)
Alpha Yaya Diallo & Boujou
1218 Cartwright St.
$15 advance on-line or at HIGHLIFE store (1317 Commercial Dr.).
Or order by phone: 1-800-838-3006
$20 @ the door
This will be an amazing evening of African music. Adanu will be joined by an awesome dancer, Awal Alhassan, who will be arriving fresh from Ghana. Also joining Adanu Habobo will be a 4-piece horn section that will be playing some traditional songs to accompany the dances!
Zhambai Trio will be bringing sounds old and new from Zimbabwe and there may be another special guest joining the event as well.
And to open the show we'll have Juno-award winning Guinean guitarist extraordinaire Alpha Yaya Diallo and kora virtuoso Bojou Cissoko (from Senegal).
A show not to miss!!!
Presented by Time Will Tell Arts Society, Caravan World Rhythms, TD Then & Now Series and B.A.N.D.
November 1, (2013)
Adanu Habobo & Zimbamoto
1585 Johnston St., #2
Tickets @ the door
Don't miss this hot night of local African music from Zimbabwe and Ghana.
October 13, (2013)
Adanu Habobo @ 2nd Annual World Indigenous Day Celebrations
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
In conjunction with Vancouver Sustenance Festival (click for more info)
We will perform at 12:30 for 25 mins, but the event goes from 12-4pm.