FRITITI, (meaning ‘ancient’ in the Akan language) is a London-based performing arts company whose focus is on traditional African drumming and dance. It was created to explore, develop and pass on to future generations, traditional artistic expressions using music, dance, poetry and ritual.
Its challenge is to project a more positive image of Africa and to help dispel the myths and negative stereotypes of the African continent and its people. It aims to develop a sense of self-awareness within the individual and a global awareness of Africa and its rich culture.
Founded by Nii Tagoe in 1993 as a non-profit organization, the company has implemented its mission through workshops, performances, youth programs, promotion of new artists, lecture demonstrations, community outreach & creative partnership programs with renowned artists and other performing companies. FRITITI has gained considerable recognition representing African performing arts nationally & internationally. The company is also open for sponsorship/funding and investments by potential parties or organisations.