Habib Iddrisu

Habib Iddrisu is an actor, dancer, musician, and historian from Northern Ghana. He received his PhD from Northwestern University. Born into the Bizing family of court historians of the Dagbamba/Dagomba people, Dr. Iddrisu has been principle performer with the top national groups across Ghana. He has toured the world extensively with musical and theatre groups, and has diverse experience as a performer, teacher, choreographer, and a scholar. One of Dr. Iddrisu’s performance and research concepts is to develop the concept of a “total performance experience” that comes out of his experience of African performance in traditional and modern contexts. He combines theatre, dance, music and storytelling with the intent to bring African styles to a global world. He is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology and Dance, and African studies executive committee member at the University of Oregon.