GHANA I BENIN I INDIA I ZIMBABWE I MARS I CANADA I TOGO I JAPAN I SOUTH AFRICA
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(more pics in Ghana gallery)


Ghana is quite literally an amazing place which has left an indelible mark on me.

I never figured I’d go there, up until 1998 I never ever really heard of the place.

But I was lucky enough to meet the master drummer Frederick Kwasi Dunyo in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the Sound Symposium (www.soundsymposium.com) in the summer 1998 and he was my door into the universe of African music.

I first went to Ghana to stay in his village called Dagbamete, Volta Region in 1999 (July and August). Basically 2 months of drum lessons, life lessons, spiritual lessons, dance lessons, culinary lessons, language lessons…life lessons. It was a time I will always cherish…so many new experiences which had a profound impact on me….and many people that have become close friends. Some still living, some have passed.

I returned again in 2002 (Jan-June) and stayed in the same area and spent more time in Kwasi’s mother’s village called Dzogadze. My time there was an education that money can never buy nor any school ever claim to offer. Then, after a 5 year break I went back in 2007 (Jan-May) to re-visit old friends, venture into new territory and go deeper in many respects.

My most recent trip was from April 15-May 30 of 2014.

I won’t say much more here as my letters below and the pictures on this site speak volumes.

But please be aware that I spend most of time in rural areas and that is what you will see most on this site. One must know that Ghana is quite a developing country…that is, it has all the amenities, cities, technologies, vices and problems that we have in our “developed” world….maybe just on a different scale.


ENTRIES FROM GHANA
APRIL 29, 2009
MARCH 18, 2009
MAY 11, 2007
APRIL 21, 2007
MARCH 29, 2007
FEBRUARY 12, 2007
JANUARY 22, 2007
JUNE 10, 2002
JUNE 2, 2002
MAY 10, 2002


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