Odopa Cultural Group

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Odopa Cultural Group is a non-profit organization. The group is comprised of male and female, among them are dancers and drummers. The ages range from five to twenty one years old.

Afrikan drums and other percussion instruments combined in a unique ensemble lift up souls of participants, improve their concentration, coordination, and community cohesion. Odopa Cultural Group proposes an Afrikan Drumming session for young people and senior citizens in Manchester. The Founder of Odopa Foods; Cultural Educationalist, Food Waste Hero and trained Social Worker Abena envisioned a world of cultures learning more about Afrikan culture through the arts and related disciplines.

Odopa Cultural Group founded in 2004 works mainly but not exclusively in schools and community arts centres introducing, demonstrating and teaching aspects of Afrikan culture, especially the music, visual arts, drama, storytelling and dance (and associated arts) of West Afrika. It acts as a producing and performing company of innovative traditional and contemporary Afrikan dance and music for the community, mid scale and large scale venues. It tours nationally and internationally and promotes cultural exchanges between Afrika and other parts of the World. Odopa's aim is to advance the education of the public concerning Afrika and its art, anthropology and culture. Our core project is a programme of participatory combined arts workshop that we run at various Community Centres and in schools.

For further information & bookings Contact Abena Tel: 0044-7960-144-613

Who to contact

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07960 144 613 07960 144 613 0161 273 7913 0161 273 7913

Where to go

Ardwick Sports Hall 225 Stockport Road Manchester M12 4DY
225, Stockport Road
M12 4DY
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Easy access to and from the venue by Bus 201. Ardwick Sports Hall is a multi use venue. It is also the home of Manchester Roller Hockey Club and Arcadia Roller Derby. This facility is part of a unique collection of community and elite facilities governed by MCRactive, a not for profit organisation established and overseen by Manchester City Council. 


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Referral not required
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Child / Children must be accompanied by a parent. We are NOT Child Minders please. So don't leave your UNDERAGE child and go shopping.

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