A native of Chicago, Komoyaka has been engaged in the art of drumming since the 1970s with such notables groups as the Unusual Enchanteds, Sun Drummers, Drums of West Africa, Aloyo Dance Theatre in Chicago and Joseph Homes Dance Troupe. Komoyaka also drums with the Griot Drum Ensemble and Sancocho here in Indianapolis.

 

As a versatile artist Komoyaka has immersed himself in Jazz and Blues throughout his years.  His experience in Jazz includes collaborations with Melvin Ryan, Jazzy Freddy Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Louise Ball in Chicago, Jim Coe, Band Sound of Niambi and Jim Cole's Big Band.  In genre of Blues Komoyaka has also collaborated with Black Roots Ensemble, ME Production Band, X-Factor, Gray Bacon and Pookie Johnson.

As a veteran in the art of music, Komoyaka King brings great depth and experience to the Sankofare family.