The Study Tours provide musicians, music educators, or anyone with an interest in West African music the opportunity to learn about the music of the Volta Region.
The Volta Region is an incredibly inspiring place for a musician to spend time — immersed in a culture where music—from Borborbor to Agbadza to Hiplife—infuses with every aspect of daily life, from work to play time, religious ceremonies, celebrations and funerals. The Study Tours will expose visiting musicians to a variety of new rhythms, cultural practices and styles of music with an opportunity to travel throughout the region and to witness performances from a range of cultural groups.
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Music of the Volta Region Study Tour
31st December 2018 - 21st January, 2019
Come join us for a 3-week Study Tour and Cultural Exchange, learning the traditional music of the Volta Region's Ewe people.
Music of the Volta Region:
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 trips to visit the local craft-making villages, waterfalls, mountains and culture groups of the Volta Region, including stays at Mountain Paradise Lodge in Biakpa.
The study tour 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.
Price: £670.00 ($885 USD)/person
- 23 nights accommodation
- 21 days food and water/tea/coffee (3 meals/day)
- 54 hours Drumming, Dance & Voice Tuition
- Music of the Volta Region Talks x 3 Cultural Performances from various Cultural Groups
- Storytelling Session Elder Women of Tafi Atome Singing Performance
- Excursions to Kente Weaving Village, Mount Paradise, Afadjato Mountain (entrance fees, guide and transportation)
- Transfers from Accra to Tafi Atome & back at beginning & end of course
- Amazing New Years Eve celebrations in Tafi Atome
- Airfare to Ghana
- Holiday insurance
- Yellow Fever vaccination*
*Please note, entry into Ghana is not permitted without the yellow fever vaccination, the certificate must then be shown at the airport. There are also other vaccinations that are highly recommended but not required.
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My favourite part of the study tour was being part of the Tafi community, experiencing the different types of music and dancing that was so abundant and a part of everyday life. Every night there was music somewhere, whether a church service or bar, or live borborbor group, or a funeral. We were welcomed to the community so warmly and I really felt a part of Tafi. I found that being a part of this community really broadened my learning experience and I believe that I have made life long friends in Tafi.
-ADAM, January 2016 Study Tour Participant
The TCI drum tutors were very obviously extremely talented musicians, and I enjoyed the ‘in at the deep end’ approach they had of just getting us playing along to the main Borborbor rhythms with them. That first week was particularly brilliant.
-JOEL, January 2016 Study Tour Participant