Initial Trip August 2-8: Ghana - Ghana is a dancing and singing country. In our first visit to Accra, we observed the continuum between artist and community. Meanwhile, in the south of France, Sufis practice “deep listening” as well as improvised vocal techniques in order to realize spiritual immanence. In each country we will explore how listening actively reorients secular and sacred borders.
Second Trip August 27-September 5, 2017: Ghana - We returned to work with the Ghana National Dance Company, Noyam, and Ghana National Symphony Orchestra. We interviewed musicians and dancers through NYU Accra, with the University of Ghana