We are pleased to announce a new study abroad opportunity in conjunction with African Studies:

AFRI 3100/MUSI 3200 – Urban & Rural Music in Community: Participatory Music-Making in Ghana

This “Africa Abroad” course will immerse students in the vibrant musical culture and community life in Dagbamete, an Ewe village in the Volta Region of Ghana, as well as offer opportunities to explore the urban musical culture of Ghana’s capital city, Accra. Through participatory music-making, critical discussion, and reflective and experiential assignments, students will develop an understanding of the connections between music and community in Ghana and implications for their own studies. The course will be based at the West African Cultural Exchange Centre in Dagbamete, which is founded and directed by Kwasi Dunyo. In addition, students will spend some time in Accra with sessions at the University of Ghana at Legon. The course will be taught by Carleton Music Instructor Kathy Armstrong, M.Mus, MA, as well as guest lecturers and instructors based in Ghana.

Open to Carleton undergraduate students in African Studies, Music and other programs with second year standing or higher. No prior knowledge of music required.


  • Thursday October 13th @ 5-6pm or
  • Tuesday October 18th @10-11am

LOCATION:   History Seminar Room, 436 Paterson Hall

For more information please contact:

Kathy Armstrong KathyArmstrong@cunet.carleton.ca

Or the Institute for African Studies AfricanStudies@cunet.carleton.ca