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Academy for African Music and Arts

Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana
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Fantastic

African Americans should take this trip. Much to learn and see. Many of our ancestors came thru... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Robert A
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Nothing to complain!

Drum beats and thumping sound of feet drew us to this place. As soon we got down from the car, we... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Ranjit S
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good11%
  • Average47%
  • Poor11%
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1 Jan 2017
“worth a visit!”
11 Oct 2016
“Hawkers..!”
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Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

African Americans should take this trip. Much to learn and see. Many of our ancestors came thru this port. May be surprised to know your family line may run this country.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Drum beats and thumping sound of feet drew us to this place. As soon we got down from the car, we saw a troupe of traditionally dressed dancers dancing to heady drum beats...truly as African beat. We also shopped around for African masks & other...More

Thank Ranjit S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very close to Kwame national park so worth doing both together. Great for a look around but I've seen similar items much cheaper elsewhere in accra and beyond.

Thank hannahj22
Reviewed 15 October 2016

If the Africans could stop pestering you from the moment you arrive then folk would probably spend more. Beware of buying inside because the light is poor and you may get an inferior product. You need to be strong and ignore the pestering. It would...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Really Nice collections from original artists like carvings, paintings, fabrics and hand bags etc., but hawkers are there as soon as entered the market.. Must be an expert to bargain.. Felt slightly higher side prices..

Thank Malgudiboy
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

You will get mobbed as soon as you arrive, but just keep walking and they start to leave you alone. Most of the vendors start out with a pretty high price. Divide their initial price by 4-6.

Thank blsnwbrdr
Reviewed 22 March 2015

enjoyed the visit and picked up a variety of carved wooden masks, ornaments, etc as gifts. the shops along the road to the far left give you an option to see the woodworkers/painters in action. Note that there will be many options to buy the...More

1  Thank S W
Reviewed 18 December 2014

The hawkers will not leave your side and they will make sure you visit every shop. But they are good people. Make sure your negotiate a lot before buying. I suggest start from 50% of the cost.

Thank Debsena
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A convenient place to visit which is nice and close to Accra however, it is extremely overpriced- and that is coming from someone who is half Ghanaian and visited the place with someone who is a Ga! I purchased two large giraffes which I fell...More

4  Thank Tekor Q
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Its an old place and we had to visit the place because it was very close to our hotel. though very old place its a place to visit all the same

1  Thank ladyo531
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mhanewald
I am interested in drumming and dance lesson for approximately 5 days this summer (late June, early July). I am a teacher of African history in the USA and would be interested in bringing students next year, but would like to try things out first. Does you school offer programs for this amount of time? Accommodations as well? What would 5 days instruction (4hr+day) cost with accommodations if offered? thanks Mike
6 November 2016|
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