Onochie Chukwurah is the founder & owner of Rhythms Of The Village. His store is located in Altadena, CA. Rhythms Of The Village is a cultural center and shop. Many of the products are handmade and authentic African goods. Whether it is music, dance, storytelling, or art, Onochie Chukwurah brings his own perspective to culture and his dynamic enthusiasm to his students. Coming to the United States from his native Nigeria in 1969 with a touring musical troupe, Onochie has since become a prominent figure in Southern California’s arts community. In 1979, Onochie formed a dance and theatre company that performed extensively in schools, community workshops and major venues throughout California and other parts of the United States sharing his culture through the art of storytelling, drama, songs, dance, drumming and arts and crafts.
Onochie resides with his wife, Marilyn, and four children in Pasadena, California. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Cal State LA and Master of Arts in Human Development/Social Change from Pacific Oaks College. He is currently teaching Igbo Culture & language at Cal State Los Angeles University.
Contact info: [email protected], +1 (626) 616-2561