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In the summer, Texas IS in Africa!

(the course is currently put on "hold" and hopes to resume


SUMMER IN AFRICA WITH THE ARTS!
MUSIC, ART, DANCE, DRUMMING, SINGING, HISTORY, CULTURE!

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

Experience African Culture!!!!!!

Study and experience West African Culture in its traditional setting. On site traditional musicians, Artists and guest lectures combine visits to celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals with instruction.
Traditions are studied from a perspective that emphasizes participation and observation.
  Program components include:
* Four weeks of study in the capital Accra with traditional master musicians
* Study African Arts and customs experiencing "first-hand," music, dance, drumming and singing
* First-hand experience doing field research
* Opportunity to travel visiting music events, museums, natural parks, and historic sites
* Wide ranging study of culture, traditions, dance, singing, food, and language,
 
 

Program at a Glance
* Course: Musi2300 Section 001
* Credit: 3 UTA Credits
* Program Dates: Summer 1 2010, May 29-June 28
* Housing: TBD
* Eligibility:All UTArlington undergraduate or graduate students from any field or major
* Cost: Explained at informational meetings

   
* Faculty:
+ Dr. Alusine Jalloh, Associate Professor of History and founder of the Africa Program
+ Dr. Michael Varner, Associate Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology
+ Guest lecturers from The University of Ghana
+Traditional master musicians of the Ga, Ashante, Ewe, and Fante cultures
  Before you go:
Passport and Visa required. You must have a current passport. Tourist visa required for stay of up to 30 days (extendible). Visa requires 4 recent photos (taken not more than 3 months before the date of application)
 
   

Travel Grants will be available

 
Established in 1994, The African Program seeks to promote business, educational, and technological relations between the State of Texas and Africa. Africa represents the world's new economic frontier. Since education is the key to realizing the human resource potential the program emphasizes educational and cultural links between Africa and Texas  
   

HE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON AFRICA PROGRAM
BOX 19991
301 SOUTH CENGTER, SUITE 420
ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76019
TEL 817-272-5302 FAX 817-272-5210

EMAIL:
JALLOH@UTA.EDU
MVARNER@UTA.EDU
AFRICAPROGRAM@UTA.EDU

WEBSITE:
http://www.uta.edu/africaprogram