• 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 programs and 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.


Upcoming Performances:

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ The Center For Symbolic Studies in Tillson NY @ 6 pm with Joakim and Chris.
  • Monday, April 7, 2014 @ Lecture Center 100, State University of NY, New Paltz, NY @ 6 pm with Joakim and Chris.
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ The Harmony in Woodstock NY with Blue Food @ 10 pm
  • Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ Wired Gallery, Route 213, High Falls, NY with Joakim And Chris.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ The Rail Trail Cafe in Rosendale with Joakim and Chris from 5-7 pm
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ Ashokan Center - Family Week…leading Community Rhythm Sessions.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ The Rail Trail Cafe in Rosendale with Joakim and Chris from 5-7 pm
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ The Harmony in Woodstock NY with Blue Food.










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