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“Let’s move for a better future!” Traditional drumming, dancing and singing is still widely spread in Ghana. There is hardly any event without traditional drumming and dancing. If the Chief wants to make a proclamation, they still say: “Beat the gong-gong!”

Starting in April 2004, Mr. Hooper – a teacher at the renowned Cape Deaf School at Cape Coast and an excellent drummer and dancer himself – began to train children of all age groups at the Baobab Centre.

When Mr Hooper quit the training in the beginning of 2015, some senior members took over the challenge to start a new children group. They recruited about 50 new children and are now training them on 3 days in the week. Other teachers come in addition to introduce new dances and to train the drummers. Our actual teacher from outside  is MBABA who really does very well.

There are always newcomers, who sit and watch shyly for a while, until they can join in easily, as they have already learned some dances by watching. Even the little ones are surprisingly quick in catching up the rhythms and the different choreographies of the dances from all over Ghana and Westafrica.
The dance dramas talk about unity, teenage pregnancy and other problems we face in Ghana in our daily life.

Many a time in the past our Culture Troupe has been asked to perform at various events in different regions of Ghana and they were always enthusiastically celebrated. In 2005 and 2007 we were invited to perform at the Panafest – one of the most known festivals in Ghana.
Our children, coming from rural areas, felt especially honoured on these occasions.

In 2006 and 2007 they danced during the Reverential Night at the Cape Cost Castle together with groups from overseas and were able to win the hearts of the African Americans in particular. In 2008 some of our dancers participated even in the official opening celebration of the Pan African Football Cup.

Sure enough they are also a highlight whenever there is a Baobab event. Meanwhile they get invited to events in Accra, to hotels, funerals or village festivals.

2010 the troupe was  invited by KinderKulturKarawane in Hamburg to Germany and Denmark and 16 of our members toured for 2 months and half. They draw attention to the situation of young, needy Africans, where child labour, domestic violence and unemployment are widely spread. They won the hearts of the people and were able to interact with youth in Germany and Denmark. With 49 performances and workshops they were fully booked out.

We are hoping for another trip abroad to show what we have and who we are and to exchange our experiences of life with western youth.
In a time of so many refugees in Europe we hope to show that Africa has a lot to give.

Let’s move for a better Future!

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