Emmanuel Agbeli
Painter and drummer, Ghana



Emmanuel K. Agbeli is a folk art painter, master drummer and dancer from Kopeyia, a small village in the Volta Region of Ghana.

As the onsight director of the Dagbe Cultural Institute and Arts Center in Kopeyia, Emmanuel teaches American students the traditions of his culture, specializing in dance and music.

Also a prolific painter, Emmanuel's preffered medium is acrylic on canvas. He also stretches and frames the paintings with frames he has built. These colorful paintings depicting the way of life in Ghana can be purchased directly from the artist.


these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Ellie Schimelman,
Sep. 1999 -- last updated, Jul. 2002