Ghana Summer Performing Art Programs

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Ghana Summer Performing Art Programs

from 2,740
Duration: from 1 month to 2 months
Countries: Ghana
The performing arts permeate every facet of Ghanaian society, and in many cases, music and dance represent the most sacred aspects of life.
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Ghana Summer Performing Art Programs

Join a group of African dancers and musicians to travel around Ghana and receive state of the art music training from some of Ghana’s most accomplished musicians.

The music and dance centre where you will be training was founded over 10 years ago by Bernard Woma, one of the most famous players of the Dagara gyil, a xylophone native to the northwest region of Ghana. You will receive instruction directly from this master himself (who is also an accomplished dancer), in addition to more than a dozen highly trained experienced dancers and musicians from all over Ghana. Guest artists will visit the centre to offer courses in batik, tye-dying, kente weaving, drum making, blacksmithing, and other cultural arts of Ghana. The centre is also near several historical castles such as the Cape Coast Castle, as well as a number of beautiful Atlantic beaches, which you will visit during your three weeks.

 

Ghana Summer Music Program

This three-week training program gives you the opportunity to learn gyil music (a Ghanaian xylophone), drumming, singing, dancing, batik and tie-dye making, kente weaving, beads making, and basket weaving. You will also participate in drum and xylophone making workshops, cooking, volunteer teaching at nearby schools, and working with women groups, such as market women, church groups and community-based network groups.

 

Ghana Summer Dance Program

The program is led by our site director Bernard Woma, a world-renowned dancer and musician running a dance and music centre in Accra. The program includes excursions to other parts of Ghana, including the ancient city of Kumasi, the Kintampo waterfalls, the slave castles in Cape Coast, tropical beaches, the longest rain forest canopy walk in the world at Kakum National Park, and the exciting city of Accra, where you will see West Africa’s largest arts and craft market (the Art Centre), the National Museum, the University of Ghana and a performance at the National Theatre.


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You will stay in dormitory-style accommodations in the dance and music centre where you may share a room with several other participants depending on the number enrolled during your session.

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