Bortier Okoe and Telema Bii

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Intricate rhythms blend traditional kpalogo drums, djembe, kora, and balafone with exciting vocals, guitar riffs, and horn lines, creating a new musical force a sound which connects him with his audiences and inspires even the most reserved listener to get up and dance and sing along.
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  • Birthday parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
  • Weddings
  • Funerals & Wakes 
  • Corporate Functions
  • Office parties
  • Award ceremonies
  • Conferences / seminars / product launches
  • Community functions / fundraisers / retreats / festivals

Book Bortier Okoe and The Telema Ensemble

Experience the wonderful world of West African music through a collection of original and traditional, high spirited drumming, exuberant and dynamic dances and charming traditional songs with honey harmonies. The Telema Bii, directed, and choreographed by master drummer and dancer Bortier Okoe, are an impressive and vibrant performance troupe who electrify audiences.

Well known for their infectious and funky beats, their high energy stage shows are suitable for all occasions.  They can include not only traditional drumming, dancing and singing, but also acrobatics, fire twirling or belly dancing. Not only will you be visually and acoustically stimulated, you will get a true taste of Africa. More than a performance, it’s a complete experience.