Abass was born into a family of well known royal drummers and from the age of 6yrs, he was inspired by his grandmother who taught him the drums by singing the rhythms. He was formally trained by his uncle, the famous Ghanaian master drummer Mustapha Tettey Addy, playing with the Royal Obonu Drummers from the age of 10years.

Abass has been delivering workshops, performance and team building events for the past 30 years, nationally and internationally. He leads One-drum’s dynamic performance work in a wide range of Africa’s drumming traditions.

Abass brings great understanding and awareness of his African cultural heritage to our contemporary, multicultural society through One-drum’s educational workshops.

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