Music and Dance of Ghana


UCLA Music of West Africa Ensemble

Music and Dance of Ghana

Course Details:
ETHNMUS 91E and 161E

Director: Francis Kofi Akotuah

The Music and Dance of Ghana Ensemble performs the music and dances of several cultures from Ghana’s south, including the Akuapem, Akan, Ga, and Ewe. The course concentrates on the main components of African music: drum patterns, songs, and dances. The ensemble produces complex polyphonic textures on a variety of drums, bells, and rattles to accompany dramatic and entertaining social dances.

For more information about this ensemble, you may contact the director, Francis Kofi Akotuah.


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