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Study Tour and Music Play

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Accra, Ghana

  • Activities

    Music Retreat, Nature, Waterfall Tour

  • Price
    $200 USD per hour
  • Duration

    21 days

  • Avg Distance

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8 am - 4 pm

  • Starting Location

    Accra

  • Price Includes

    Accommodations 21 days food and water/tea/coffee (3 meals/day) - Drumming/Dance/Voice Tuition (4 hours) - Music of the Volta Region Talks - Cultural Performances (2/week) - Storytelling Sessions (1/week).

  • Notes

    Not included: Airfare to Ghana, souvenir, tips to people/staffs.

Highlights

  • Tour to Wli Water Falls: The tallest falls in West Africa.
  • Visit to Mt. Afadjato tallest mountain in Ghana.
  • A trip to Akosom Dam: The dam is the largest man made dam in Africa and is the largest source of hydro power for Ghana.
  • Lodge at Mt. Paradise and climb the Mountain Gemi where the German missionaries stayed.
  • Trip to Kyabobo National park at Nkwanta in the Volta North.

Guide

Trip Info

The Study Tours and Music Residencies will provide musicians, music educators and researchers with the opportunity to learn about the music of the Volta Region and collaborate with local artists, and, for the Music Residencies, compose and record their own material in the recording studio.

The Volta Region is an incredibly inspiring place for a musician to spend time in—immersed in a culture where music—from Borborbor to Agbadza to Hiplife—infuses every aspect of daily life, from work time to play time, religious ceremonies, celebrations and funerals. The Study Tours and Music Residencies will expose the visiting musician to a variety of new rhythms, cultural practices and styles of music with an opportunity to travel throughout the region to witness performances from a range of cultural groups. ​

“Music of the Volta Region” Study Tour
There are 3 Study Tours available:
June 4th-July 2nd , 2016
July 28th-August 24th, 2016 Otcober 2nd-November23rd, 2016

Come join us for a 3-week Study Tour and Cultural Exchange, which will give you 4/hours Music Tuition/day, 5 days/week in
Music of the Volta Region:
Borborbor/Agbadza/Adewu/Akpi
Drumming
Dance
Voice

In the evenings we will host live music performances and story-telling sessions from the Tafi Atome Culture Group and special guest musicians from throughout the Volta Region… plus weekly overnight excursions to visit the local craft-making villages, waterfalls, mountains and culture groups of the Volta Region, including stays at Mountain Paradise Lodge in Biakpa and an overnight trip to climb Ghana’s highest mountain, Mount Afadjato.

The Cultural Exchange will give you the opportunity to collaborate and rehearse with the musicians in the Tafi Atome Culture Group, culminating in a final performance.

You will stay in the boarding house provided by the community, with large private bedrooms (with ceiling fans) and a shared living room space and will be provided with 3 meals/day of delicious home-cooked Ghanaian food (vegetarian and other diets can be accommodated), tea, coffee and water.

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