The Dagara Music Center was founded by Mr. Bernard Woma, master Gyil player, drummer and music scholar, in the year 2000 as a means to preserve, promote and perpetuate the teaching and performance of traditional Ghanaian music, dance and arts.


The Dagara Music Center combines the teaching and promotion of traditional Ghanaian music education, indigenous cultural art in a community-oriented, multicultural space that provides opportunities for artistic development and exchange among diverse communities and peoples.


The Dagara Music Center seeks to empower local youth and aspiring artists and scholars from around the world by engaging with them through the medium of artistic scholarship and research. All those involved in DMC programming will become better artists, teachers and global citizens.


  • Professional musical/artistic instruction and performance
  • Community engagement
  • Multicultural interactions
  • Personal and artistic growth
  • Preservation of indigenous tradition