Ray, one of our Waggle Dance (www.waggledance.com.au) gift hosts, co-hosts the annual KUSUN Study Tour to Ghana in West Africa. This tour is open to all African drumming students of any level. They participate in intensive workshops, tuition and performances in drumming, dance and singing. If you would like to live and study in an idyllic location on the West African coast and get to know a community who will share their culture with you and take part in performances and ceremonies, this is the tour for you.
Nii Tettey Tetteh is based in Ghana and co-hosts this tour with Ray and tour manager Jane Pentland. Tettey started playing flute and percussion with the traditional cultural group ‘Ebahni Sounds’, at the age of 16. He was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed PAN AFRICAN ORCHESTRA. He now leads one of Ghana’s most innovative groups ‘The Kusun Ensemble’ which successfully combines traditional music with more contemporary trends. The group has travelled extensively through the US and has also performed in the UK and Australia.
Ray first met Tettey on a visit to Ghana in 1994 and studied with him and his group learning the traditional rhythms of the Ga people. Their passion for traditional music aligned, and resulted in a united mission to teach people outside of the African culture, the complex aspects of the rhythms inherent to traditional African drumming.
“…I feel privileged to have been a part of this wonderful and unique experience… Ghana has a permanent place in my heart”
Alanna Maguire – Australia
If you would like to enquire more about this tour, kindly contact:
Kusun Study Tour
Australia: +61 (0) 411 247 571