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 an inaugural homeland adventure to Ghana, West Africa. The trip will be especially tailored for Afro-descendants who are returning to Africa as their ancestral homeland.
Ethnomusicology In Action’s Ghana Homeland Adventure Summer 2020 will take a group to Ghana's Southern Volta Region, Accra, Cape Coast and Kumasi.
Volta Region (Ewe Land)
The program will offer intensive instruction in traditional Ghanaian singing, drumming and dance. The trip will also include workshops on traditional Ghanaian artistry like basket weaving, batik and tie dye, and other unique workshops on traditional culture, African history 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.
Cape Coast (Fanti Land)
After our stay in the Volta Region we will visit Cape Coast, the infamous Elmina Slave Castle and other cultural sites.
Kumasi (Asante Land)
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.
Accra (Capitol City)
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.
*Before you register, please review the information on our Travel Logistics for Ghana page.
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)
Program Fee: $3,000 (double occupancy)
$3,500 (single occupancy)
*Themba Arts and Culture is a non-profit organization. All program fees are put towards the cost of the Ghana Summer 2020 program and our other programs, like creating music education curricula that teachers African American children about their cultural heritage.