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The Past Weeks in Africa…

Well, I think it’s been about 2 or 3 weeks since my last blog… I can’t quite remember, but we’ve been either on a shaky Internet connection or no Internet connection aside from the occasional Internet cafe since my last blog. As I’m sure you can imagine, quite a few things have happened since that [...]

Very Late Wrap-up of Accra!

            Hello readers!  I realize it has been quite some time since my last blog and I want to fill you in on some of the exciting things we did while we were in Accra.  We have since moved on to many other places.  I am going to try my best to catch you all [...]

Adventures in Kumasi

As of today we have been in Ghana for five weeks and have only 11 days left in the country. It is very hard to believe how fast time has passed. For the past two weeks, we have been exploring Kumasi, which is the second largest city in Ghana and the heart of the Ashanti [...]

A bike ride to bad news

The tragedy in Poland

Koo Nimo Performance

This morning our music class went to see a performance/workshop by the Koo Nimo dance and drumming group. The group played traditional African drum beats first, beginning with a piece that representing one of the Asante nature poems that goes something along these lines: ‘The path crosses the river. The river also crosses the path. [...]

Bonwire and Ntonso Adinkra Village

This past Thursday our art class took a field trip to Bonwire and the Ntonso Adinkra Village.  Bonwire is the main production center of Kente Cloth, a traditional Asante textile which is weaved in long strips that are many times later sewed together into one large piece. We are weaving our own mini-kente cloths on [...]