Ghana: Cultural Rhythms


Ghana: Cultural Rhythms

Course Number/Name:  INED 299 Ghana: Cutural Rhythms

In West Africa, music and dance are central to cultural identity.  Language, history, and life lessons are handed down through these art forms.   While in Ghana, students will participate in daily classes including drumming, singing, dancing, and the fabric arts of Kente weaving, batik printing and traditional tie-dye.  Each class is taught by a master in the art form.

Interspersed into this daily schedule are excursions to such important sites as Kumasi, the ancient capital of the Ashanti kingdom; the slave castle at Cape Coast, where thousands of Africans embarked on the middle passage; and Kakum Park, a rainforest where we walk in the treetops.  We will also go to the beach, shop at traditional markets, and see artisans at work making instruments.  We will attend three different performances by traditional music and dance troupes – many of our teachers will be featured in these performances!

The trip course fee includes all travel (starting at JFK), accommodations, three meals per day, classes, entrance fees to museums and parks, and performances.  Rooms are dormitory style, with flush toilets and cold showers.  You will need to bring enough cash for daily bottled water, instruments you wish to purchase, and the handmade traditional items you will want to take home with you from your African adventure.

Instructor:  Tiffany Nicely

Credits: 3 Undergraduate

Language of Instruction: English

Housing: Residence Hall Style - multiple occupancy

Course Dates:  December 28, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Eligible Participants: Students in Good Academic Standing and Community Members

Apply Now: Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education 

Application Deadline:  September 28, 2018

$150 Deposit Due: October 12, 2018

Course Fee Payment Deadline: November 9, 2018

Cost:  2019 Student Budget

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