I'm Ben Zelvis. I'm going to be a Senior at St. Michael's and I'm working on an Environmental Studies major. Cooking and hiking are my favorite hobbies, I also like to ski and longboard every now and then. I grew up playing classical cello and joined Akoma this year to enhance my percussion abilities.
I found the ensemble to be extremely fun and jumped on board the trip to Ghana once I heard about it. I've never been immersed in another culture before, being that I've only travelled in the US, Canada and the Caribbean, so I'm looking forward to the experience.
Once I started drumming I knew I wanted to explore it further, so I'm ecstatic to be able to study it in context of Ghanian culture.