Wuza-Wuza means “you and us together as one” by combining the Akan word wu, or “you,” and the Dagbani word zaa, or “together as one.” It also conjure the name of this dance company’s founder, Yawuza Alhassan, one of Ghana’s most internationally renown dancers and choreographers. Formed in 2000 by leading young choreographer Yawuza Alhassan as a solo endeavor, Wuza-Wuza was formally launched in 2005 at the British Council of Ghana by a group of Ghanaian artists deeply invested in the expression of African tradition and cultures. Educated in traditional African music and sharing the vision of preserving and creatively developing African music and dance, Wuza-Wuza company members are highly-trained performers and instructors, having completed rigorous residencies with prestigious companies such as the National Dance Company of Ghana, Noyam African Dance Institute, and collaborating with members of the Sogo dance troupe, Nbanba Culture dance, N.Y.C. Dance troupe, Gyanomo Dance Troupe and many others. All Wuza-Wuza pieces reflect life through the unity of rhythm and movement: the wide-ranging repertoire, culled from indigenous, imaginative and contemporary sources, aims to unite, educate and entertain while representing Ghana and Africa around the world. Experienced and disciplined, Wuza-Wuza has been expressing the motto “Peace, Love and Joy” at international and national stages to the pleasure of its audiences.