Imagine...three glorious weeks of music and dance, cultural excursions and discovering our roots in the land of our ancestors...
In the summer of 2020 Ethnomusicology In Action will lead its inaugural homeland adventure to Ghana, West Africa. The trip will be especially tailored for those who are a part of the African Diaspora.
Ethnomusicology In Action’s Ghana Homeland Adventure Summer 2020 will take a group to Ghana's Southern Volta Region, Accra, Cape Coast and Kumasi. The program will offer intensive instruction in traditional Ghanaian singing, drumming and dance. The trip will also include activities like basket weaving, batik and tie dye, and unique workshops on traditional culture, African history traditional body care and much more. While we are in the Volta Region, participants will engage in once in lifetime cultural excursions to Fort Prinzenstein Slave Castle in Keta, a beach visit in Afloa, visits to traditional markets, Kente villages, markets, traditional funerals, festivals and much more. After our stay in the Volta Region we will visit Cape Coast, the infamous Elmina Slave Castle and other cultural sites, while enjoying a luxurious stay at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort or a similar hotel. We will then spend two full days in Kumasi, the capital of the Asante region, going to markets, Manhyia Palace Museum, the royal craft villages and other cultural sites. Our final destination will be Accra, Ghana’s capital city where we visit the famous Makola Market, the Accra Cultural Arts Center, WEB Dubois Home, the Kwame Nkrumah house and Ghana’s Cultural Museum. Twenty-one life changing days in Africa, the homeland of the African Diaspora.
Dates: July 18 - August 8
Destinations: Accra (Capital City), Southern Volta Region, Cape Coast, Kumasi
US Host Institution: Ethnomusicology In Action, Themba Arts and Culture, Inc.
Registration Fee: $250.00 (non-refundable)
Sample Itinerary and Registration form is below.