Mustapha Tettey Addy


Founder and bandleader (1982 – )


Selected Works


Smart Boys (with the Obunu Drummers) [CD, Weltwunder, 1999]

Secret Rhythms [CD, Weltwunder, 1997]

Come and Dance [CD, Weltwunder, 1994]

Royal Drums of Ghana [CD, Weltwunder, 1992]

Come and Drum [CD, Weltwunder, 1991]

Mustapha Tettey Addy (born 1942 in Avenor, Accra, Ghana) is a Ghanaian drummer and ethnomusicologist. Addy is the founder of The Obonu Drummers, which performs creative drumming composed by Addy that is based upon the royal Obonu drumming of the Ga people and other Ghanaian drumming forms. He has recorded many albums and has performed extensively in Africa and Europe, and briefly in North America in the early 1970s and late 1990s.

He founded the Academy of African Music and Arts (AAMA) at Kokrobite beach near Accra in 1988.

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