I was watching the insightful ITV programme where Sir Trevor Mcdonald travels round the carribean.
His trip to cuba showed a side that all these other documentaries and travel blogs I have read have been unable to portray.
Anyway he ends up in his country of birth Trinidad and the revelation that playing the steel pan is part of their curriculim got me thinking about school in Ghana.
Now reading a book about our drums and traditional instruments is one thing but I can't recall a time where it is actually taught so I think we need to emerse the youth in our culture so it doesn't stay in the social studies books.(picture courtesy of rebirth africa)
Drums for playing and not just decorations in out living rooms I say. I have a mini tumpan drum which I beat on but shamefully cannot play. This should be second nature to us.
Best I put in a call to the minister of education in Ghana. Would helo if I knew who he/she was... :)