Sankusem is dedicated to increasing the public’s knowledge of African music and dance and the context that surrounds them, with a particular focus on the fusion of Western classical music traditions with African source material. Our commitment is to raise awareness about African cultural, contemporary and classical musical forms, its performers and traditions. Our goal is to expand education and international understanding in these areas through music, dance and other art forms.

Sankusem Board of Directors

Ms. Sylvia Francois

 Mr. Edward Francois

 Mrs. Salome Francois

 Dr. Sally Singer

 Ms. Sonya Dunn

Dr. George Francois

Ms. Joan Fenton

 Ms. Rachal Karnofski

Sankusem Advisory Board (Financial)

Ms. Helena Aryeh

Dr. Lester Ford

Ms. Lisa Murphy

Ms. Audrey Quaye

Mr. Greg Pine

Ms. Karen Fairweather


Sankusem Advisory Board   (Artistic)

Dr. Sally Singer

Ms. Rachel Barton Pine

Professor Heasook Rhee    

Professor Kofi Agawu

Dr. George Francois

Sankusem Patrons

Professor J.H.K. Nketia Professor Alexander Kwapon 


       Dr. George Francois, Audrey Quaye, Professor Kofi Agawu