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  • program December 22, 2016

    Ghana: Celebration Sounds

    In hard times and boom times, people in Ghana know how to party. In this program, we hear the regional pop and neotraditional music that animates festivals, funerals and community celebrations across the county. We travel to the lush Volta … Read more »

  • blog May 16, 2016

    Wesleyan University Dedicates Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall

    It’s an unlikely thing for a drummer studying Ghanaian rhythms to have never heard of Abraham Adzenyah. Besides having taught drumming to thousands of students at Wesleyan University for 47 years, Adzenyah was a master drummer with the Ghana National … Read more »

  • blog November 5, 2015

    Abraham Adzenyah: Revered Wesleyan Professor Retires

    Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah from Ghana is retiring after 46 years of teaching at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Abraham changed the lives of thousands of students, myself included, inspiring me to go to Ghana in 1985 to do original … Read more »

  • interview July 6, 2015

    Ghana’s Mozart: African Maestro J. H. Kwabena Nketia

    Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia is essentially the most important music scholar in Ghana and an amazing composer with a storied history spanning decades. His expertise in music theory and composition has created a foundation for contemporary composers around the … Read more »

  • video January 22, 2014

    Hip Deep Ghana- Music of the North and South

      It’s been in the works for a while, and you’ve gotten a few hints about it in the past, but we are now excited to announce the official release of our short film “Hip Deep Ghana- Music of the … Read more »

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