Happy Africa

West African performer, dancer and teacher Gabriel Otu fronts this energetic five-piece band.

Growing up on the beaches of Ghana’s South Coast, Gabriel started traditional African dance at the ripe young age of 7 and pursued in continuing his Fathers footsteps in playing percussion, singing and carving djembes.

TODAY Gabriel is based in the Northern Rivers of NSW teaching weekly drum and dance lessons in Mullumbimby, at local craft markets, schools, weddings and performing at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Woodford Folk Festival with his, 6 piece band. Afotey.(happuafrica); grooving traditional melodies into afro-beats.

GABRIEL’S passion for music and dance shines through in his ability to teach, perform and engage with his crowd.

…”an unforgettable cultural experience”