Second day in Ghana, we arrived at the guesthouse. The owner of the guesthouse, auntie Anne, greeted us with warm welcoming. Then we had our first meal at the guesthouse. I expected local food but instead we had grilled cheese sanwhiches, tuna sandshiches, french fries and soda. I appreciate the staffs’ consideration of preparing American food for us. The french fries is especially good even with out salt.
After lunch, I went for a run in the neighborhood. As I ran through the streets, I saw goats, chickens running loose on the street; locals were amazed to see me. Children pointed at me and yelled” China, China”. I wondered how do they know I’m from China from first sight. Focusing so much on looking around, I got lost and asked a random person on the street how to get back to the guesthouse. He asked me lots of questions like where I’m from, what I’m doing in Ghana and told me his name is Michael. From the short interaction with a stranger I felt the kind-hearteness of Ghanian people.
At 4pm, the teacher of rhyme and drumming came with a group of local dancers.The performers showed Kowa, Katoto and Cow dance. The teacher introduced that those are from the northern region of Ghana. I’m impressed by the smooth moves and the carefree attitudes of the dancer. Furthermore, they have such good sense of rhyme. The drumming and dancing melted into one organic piece.
The Davidson in Ghana program was started in 1996 by Professor Nancy J. Fairley in the Department of Anthropology. It is held every other year during the summer, based out of the University of Cape Coast. Professor Helen Cho is the Program Director; the 2016 Resident Director is Professor Laurian Bowles.
by Nate Nido Traveling throughout Ghana has opened my eyes to the many beautiful stores and their wide array of items for sale. Specifically, my eyes are drawn to the art. I am approached by many vendors selling works of art on a daily basis and I noticed that many of the artworks, despite the […]
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