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Joakim Lartey is a drummer/percussionist, storyteller, educator and sound designer.

He was co-founder, lead singer and percussionist of Woodstock’s Futu Futu.

He is engaged in a lifelong exploration of recording technology and the fusion of traditional/ancient and contemporary musical forms


He has collaborated/played with Natalie Merchant, Jack DeJohnette, John Hall, Baba Olatunji among others…
He currently performs with the duo
Joakim & Chris [with guitarist Chris Lane] and The Sonark Trio [with multi instrumentalist Thomas Workman and cellist Gabriel Dresdale]


Joakim is available for storytelling, drumming and rhythm workshops, school residencies, group dynamics facilitation and selected presentations on the music and culture of Ghana and the African Diaspora.

In the studio, he provides services from tracking to mastering and specializes in solo artists and small ensembles. His recent clients include Joe Lartey, Thomas Workman and Esther Pallares.


Performance Dates

  • Friday May 19, 2017 with Sonark Trio @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 6 pm
  • Friday June 30, 2017 with Joakim and Chris @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 with Sonark Trio @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017 with Joakim and Chris @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 with Joakim and Chris @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 6 pm
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 with Sonark Trio @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017 with Sonark Trio @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 with Joakim and Chris @ Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale, NY @ 5:30 pm

Residencies:

  • @ The Ashokan Center, Ashokan NY from August 7 to August 11, 2017
  • @ Dutchess Arts Camp, Red Hook, NY from July 31 to August 4, 2017