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Please remember to not use your full name when posting. This is a public forum. Tonight, we are seeing a traditional Ghanaian dance troupe. I am really enjoying it but I will let the videos and pictures tell the story below.
After viewing the first round of posts, I must say I am very pleased with the content so keep up the good work. Aerin and Lexie if the post says pending, you do not need to repost it. Also, AJ, please put more content in your post. Marvin, I did not hear from you so I hope your next post is very informative:). Questions….
Many students: Do you miss us?
Answer: Of course, but my experience in Ghana will only make this and future classes experiences even better. As well as a teacher, it is just as important that I am a lifelong learner.
Kylie: When a professional crier dies is their coffin a tear drop? My colleagues and I laughed quite a bit at this. They do not know of specific example, but it is certainly possible.
Here are some sample coffins…feel free to google “Ghana Coffins” for more.
Jane: Do Ghanaians like their funerals or wish for American funerals? Ghanaians love their style of funerals. Let me clarify that they do not party if a child dies unexpected and tragically, but only if the person is old and lived a valuable life. They enjoy these funerals so much that some will spend nearly all their money on funeral dress and donation to the family. The closest thing in America would be a wedding. It may seem odd to us that a funeral is a celebration, but do you think Ghanaians find it odd that we have celebrities that spend millions on weddings only to get divorced three months later?
RO: What dances do they do at funerals? Funny story, the dance troupe seen in pictures and videos below perform at funerals. I would give an explanation but a picture is worth a thousand words…a video, maybe more.
Samantha and others: How is the food and have you tried anything new? The food has been pretty good, but different. For example, I had some good spaghetti today…but it was served for breakfast. I have enjoyed the Ghanaian dishes(fried plantain, peanut soup) more than the American dishes(French fries). One of the group favorites was Tilapia. The picture below shows that in Ghana, they do not bother removing skins, bones, or well…anything.