Ghana 2008 timeline
- June 13: University of Ghana Legon campus tour.
- June 14: Mandatory fieldtrip: Accra tour
- June 15: Rest.
- June 16-19: first week of classes on campus
- June 19: mandatory afternoon fieldtrip: Prof John Collin's Highlife Music Institute (and lecture)
- June 20: mandatory evening fieldtrip: Highlife Youth Band Competition in Medina (Prof John Collins will be adjudicating)
- June 21-22: optional fieldtrip to Kokrobite beach; Ga music, dance, and culture training.
- June 23-26: second week of classes on campus
- June 26: mandatory afternoon fieldtrip: visit to Accra studios of Socrate Safo, one of the pioneers of the Ghanaian video film industry.
- June 27-29: free weekend
- June 30 - July 3: third week of classes on campus
- July 3: mandatory afternoon fieldtrip: Aburi Gardens
- July 4-6: optional fieldtrip to Kumasi and environs
- July 7-10: fourth and final week of classes on campus
- July 10: final performance on campus (Music 144); mandatory fieldtrip: farewell dinner, Prof. Nketia will present a lecture.
- July 11: leave Legon for Dagbamete village, attend funeral
- July 13: visit Dagbamete village shrine (Apetorku), and observe the ceremonies
- July 14-17: first week of study in Dagbamete (performance, and fieldwork)
- July 16?: attend music and dance performance at Dzogadze in the afternoon
- July 18-20: optional fieldtrip to Cape Coast, Elmina, and Kakum forest.
- July 21-25: second week of study in Dagabmete (performance, and fieldwork)
- July 26: final performance in Dagbamete and party
- July 27: visit shrine, complete final assignments, farewells...
- July 28: leave Dagbamete for airport, or further travel
At Legon our class schedule is as follows:
- 9:30 - 11:00 Music 365 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
- 11:30 - 1:00 MEAS 300 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
- 3:00 - 5:30 Music 144 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; no class Thursdays)
Thursday afternoons and evenings are set aside for mandatory fieldtrips.
Mandatory fieldtrips during the last two weeks (in Dagbamete) will include visits to:
- nearby village of Dzogadze, for traditional Ewe music and dance performance
- local market
The cost of mandatory fieldtrips is covered by your program fees and tuition. Optional fieldtrips cost extra, usually from $100-$200 for transport, food, lodging, and entrance fees. You are strongly encouraged to attend all optional fieldtrips.