One of the most wonderful things about Ghana is that there’s always music and dance sitting just below the surface of daily life. Either can break out at any time.
At the Cultural Center in Tamale, in Northern Ghana, they rehearse most weekday afternoons and it’s free to come and watch. The dance skit here shows the great chemistry between these dancers that they’ve obviously developed over many rehearsals. They look like they’re having a lot of fun.
It’s great to watch, and they have a huge variety of performances. We never saw the same performance twice They were always practicing and inventing and perfecting their craft.
If we end up living there, and we might, we want to hold an event just so this group can come perform.
While the cultural center does keep traditional dance alive, they are by no means limited only to the traditional. These Ghanaians freely mix traditional and contemporary dance, drums and music to create meaningful and entertaining events.
Tamale is a city most people pass through quickly, on their way to Mole National Park, or points further north. However, Tamale itself is a great small city, definitely worth a few days stop – just make sure to drop in on the Cultural Center to see what’s happening. There are some great shops where you can buy directly from artisans here as well.
As you might be able to tell in the video, Ghana is a place where people excel at having fun, and they laugh a lot. One of our favorite places. It’s definitely a country that should be on everyone’s bucket list for world travel. Definitely.
Plan your trip to Ghana now. You won’t regret it.
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While Ghana isn’t super hard to navigate independently, if you’re new to travel in Africa, or just prefer the ease of a tour, here are some great tours to check out: https://bit.ly/2TP3Q1i
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