We'll pick you up at the Accra airport July 6 and return you on July 16. Please arrive no later than 1300hr on July 6. You are welcome to arrive earlier or stay later, but these are the days our busses will provide airport transportation. We can send you more information to assist you depending on when you arrive.
We are SOLD OUT for SEATS on the IBMF BUS
From tundra to tropics, people snap, clap, step and sing artful music. BODY MUSIC ignites audiences with music you can SEE, dance you can HEAR - it's the oldest music on the planet, and it's brand new. Founded in 2008 by Oakland, California-based arts non-profit Crosspulse and Artistic Director Keith Terry, the International Body Music Festival is the only gathering of its kind, featuring traditional and contemporary Body Music artists from across the globe. The IBMF is presented in the San Francisco Bay Area every other year, and by international partners in the interim years: Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Paris, now Ghana!
Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo is a Ghanaian music educator, performer and scholar. He is an Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology and African Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in African music, Ethnomusicology, and African Studies and Directs the UBC African Ensemble and Co-Directs Adanu Habobo. Kofi is the Founding Director of Nunya Music Academy. He holds a Teachers Diploma in Education in Music and Ewe Language (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana); BA Honors in Linguistics and Music (University of Ghana, Legon); Certificate in Orff-Schulwerk Level III (San Francisco Orff Course); Graduate Certificate in African Studies, MA and Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Dr. Gbolonyo is a seasoned clinician who loves teaching across cultures, performs, conducts workshops and gives presentations all over the world.
Artistic Directors: Keith Terry and Kofi Gbolonyo
Executive Director: Evie Ladin
Project Manager: Maude Wilson
Production Manager: Cecilia Engelhart
Graphics: Debbie Berne, Godwin Amenyitor
Webmaster: Jeni Paltiel
Kofi Gbolonyo's Orff-Afrique Course will take place the two weeks prior to the International Body Music Festival (June 20 to July 3rd) in the same location. Sponsored by The San Francisco International Orff Course, this course is designed for teachers working with all ages (children and adults) who want to incorporate West African music and dance in their curriculums. The Ghanaian teachers will share a repertoire of songs, games, dances, drum ensemble and Ghanaian xylophone music and Sofia Lopez-Ibor, Doug Goodkin and James Harding, three internationally renowned Orff Schulwerk teachers, will focus on an effective pedagogy to teach the material. Go to www.sforff.org for more info.