• Percussionist and storyteller Joakim Lartey performs solo and collaborates with other musicians. He is half of the duo Joakim and Chris with guitarist Chris Lane. Recent collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Thomas Workman, Haitian master drummer Bonga Gaston Jean-Baptiste and Woodstock funk band Blue Food He was the lead singer and percussionist of legendary Afro-funk band Futu Futu.

  • He plays congas, bongos, timbales, jembe, talking drums, miscellaneous African percussion, drum-kit, found objects, synthesizer and electronic percussion…
  • He produces audio
  • He works with schools and organizations as a drum/rhythm facilitator and motivational speaker
  • He tells stories from Ghana and the African diaspora in schools, at festivals and community gatherings
  • He guides residencies in schools and arts camps