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Joakim Lartey is a drummer/percussionist, storyteller, educator and sound designer.

He was co-founder, lead singer and percussionist of Woodstock’s Futu Futu.

He is engaged in a lifelong exploration of recording technology and the fusion of traditional/ancient and contemporary musical forms


He has collaborated/played with Natalie Merchant, Jack DeJohnette, John Hall, Baba Olatunji among others…
He currently performs with the duo
Joakim & Chris [with guitarist Chris Lane] and The Sonark Trio [with multi instrumentalist Thomas Workman and cellist Gabriel Dresdale]


Joakim is available for storytelling, drumming and rhythm workshops, school residencies, group dynamics facilitation and selected presentations on the music and culture of Ghana and the African Diaspora.

In the studio, he provides services from tracking to mastering and specializes in solo artists and small ensembles. His recent clients include Joe Lartey, Thomas Workman and Esther Pallares.


Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 @ Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, NY in a Benefit with Liam O Maonlai, Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia and members of Earth Guardians NY - 7 PM