Artists & Workshops / 'H' Patten

Art forms

Storytelling, Dance, Drumming/Percussion

What he does

  • West African dance workshops
  • West African percussion workshops
  • West African storytelling and music workshops and performances
  • Caribbean storytelling and music workshops and performances
  • Caribbean percussion workshops/ performances

Who for

  • Age 3 years and above
  • Youth and Community groups
  • In Service Training
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Residencies
  • Training Events and conferences


"A wonderful opportunity to experience practically another culture's music. H's workshop was enjoyed by all involved."

Stafford Junior School, East Sussex.


'H' is a fully trained and qualified dancer, percussionist, choreographer, filmmaker, visual artist, storyteller and performer. He started his training in Ghana and continued to learn both traditional and contemporary styles from Western and Eastern Africa and The Caribbean. As artistic director for the British Council's Diamond Jubilee dance project in West Africa, 'H' choreographed a production collaborating with artists from Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and he has also worked closely with Dance-Hall and Reggae artists such as Buju Banton and Spragga Benz, resulting in a highly respected national and international reputation for his work in African and Caribbean arts.