Outside of regular programming the Bizung School offers regular music residencies for people living outside Ghana. Classes in traditional dance, traditional West African percussions are adapted to groups or individuals of different ages, levels and backgrounds.
Music and dance residencies usually have a duration of 1 to 3 weeks. Accommodation in the area can be included.
This week at the Bizung School has completely changed my mindset about what I’am actually capable to learn when I am in an environment that allows me to be myself
The jungle, the rivers and the sea, the climate, the history linked to indigenous people, galleons, slaves, pirates and merchants have shaped a bio-diverse Portobelo rich in cultural manifestations. All this wealth does not prevent Portobelo from still presenting great deficiencies in education, health and well-being of the population.
Multiple west african dances from different origins through different teachers
Alidu, co-founder of the school descends from a family of drummers tracing back centuries of oral transmission
These traditional drums originate from the Greater Accra region but are an important part of the drumming tradition in Ghana