Paul writes: We've just returned from three weeks travelling down the coast of Ghana and have some comments and recommendations you might like to take note of. ACCRA The old Penta hotel on Oxford Street, Osu has been extensively refurbished and is now the URBANO HOTEL. Not cheap (around £96 p.n. for a double) but … Continue reading Detailed west coast trip report… and a tip for music enthusiasts!
Alison Robinson of Global Mamas writes: Global Mamas, as listed on p207 of the 7th edition, is an NGO that helps provide sustainable livelihoods to women in Ghana by making fair trade products. In Cape Coast we offer cultural workshops in batik, cooking, head wrapping and drumming and dance. For further details see http://www.globalmamas.org/Info/cultural-workshops. To book a … Continue reading Global Mamas in Cape Coast
Flavia writes: For more than 10 years, I have taken unpaid leave from my airline company in order to volunteer as a teacher for educational projects at deprived schools in Accra and to support the Ghana National Symphony Orchestra on the violin for many music projects at the National Theatre Accra and all around the country. This fascinating activity has allowed me to get a deeper insight into Ghanaian art and culture, in short : Have the time of my life. In particular getting the chance to work with ALIDU, a charismatic Lead Dancer of the National Dance Company Ghana, and local master drummers has opened my scope on the rich musical heritage of Ghana. On the occasion of various outstanding shows (« Solma », « Diema », Aza », « Alkebulan’sAwakening – the History of Slavery in Africa », … Continue reading National Dance Company Ghana
Pilar writes: The information and the numbers for Dance and Drums lessons that appear in the guide are not working any more. But good lessons are available in the Cultural Centre. The teacher’s name is Maigah. He is a Ghanaian who has studied dance and percussion and works as a teacher and performer. He teaches traditional dances, … Continue reading Dance and Drum lessons in Tamale
Hi Philip: I just returned from a three-week tour of Ghana, and relied on your excellent guide for most of my accommodation and activities. I wanted to make you aware of one wonderful opportunity that is not mentioned in the 4th edition of the guide (August 2007). This is the West African Cultural Exchange, located … Continue reading Sound of the Drum Tours