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“Music of the Volta Region” Study Tours to Ghana

22/05/2017

The Green Door Studio will be offering 3 “Music of the Volta Region” Study Tours at the Tafi Cultural Institute in Ghana:

August 21-September 11, 2017
October 30-November 20, 2017
January 1-January 22, 2018

Spend 3 weeks studying drumming, voice and dance with the talented musicians of the Tafi Cultural Institute.

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 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. ​

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 Wii Falls Waterfall Lodge.

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.

3-week Study Tour includes all Accommodation, Meals, Ground Transportation, 4-hours Drum/Dance/Voice Tuition/day, Cultural Performances, Storytelling Sessions, Tour of Monkey Sanctuary, Overnight Excursions to Mountain Paradise and Wii Falls….all for £625.

And…if you are a youth music workshop leader practicing in Scotland, The Green Door Studio has a limited number of £500 Scholarships (sponsored by the YMI CPD fund) to help you pay for your trip.

For more information about the ‘Music of the Volta Region’ Study Tour please visit: taficulturalinstitute.weebly.com

Or email: thegreendoorstudiocic@yahoo.co.uk

Spaces are very limited!!

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact thegreendoorstudiocic@yahoo.co.uk (Emily Evans), or call 07853235063, or visit http://taficulturalinstitute.weebly.com

For more information about Tafi Cultural Institute CLICK HERE

The deadline is Monday 22 May 2017

Details

Date:
22/05/2017
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Organiser

Creative Scotland
Phone:
0845 603 6000
Email:
enquiries@creativescotland.com
Website:
http://www.creativescotland.com/