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Traditional clothing in Ghana
North and South Ghana have different styles of music.
North Ghana: In the north, music is based on melody and uses stringed instruments such as the kologo, gonjey, wind instruments and voice. The singing is accompanied by clapping or talking drums, gourd drums or brevet.
South Ghana: The music in the south and coast has complicated rhythms played on drums and bells. There is also a style of singing that is accompanied by a Seperewa harp-lute.
GHANA MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SLIDE SHOW:
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Food in Ghana
Sports in Ghana
Many sports are popular in Ghana including boxing, tennis, basketball, hockey, cricket, rugby and golf.
Soccer in Ghana
Che Che Koolay
1. Leader: Che Che Kule
Group: Che Che Kule
2. Leader: Che Che Kofi sa
Group: Che Che Kofi sa
3. Leader: Kofi sa langa
Group: Kofi sa langa
4. Leader: Kaka shi langa
Group: Kaka shi langa
5. Leader: Kum Aden Nde
Group: Kum Aden Nde
Che Che Kule (Hands on your head)
Che Che Kofi sa (Hands on your shoulders)
Kofi sa Langa (Hands on your waist)
Kaka shi langa (Hands on your knees)
Kum Aden Nde (Hands on your ankles)
This week's folk song is "Che Che Kule", a Swahili song from the African country, Ghana. It is similar to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes" in that there are movements that you do when you sing the song such as touching head, shoulders, waist, knees and ankles. It's a "call and response song". The leader chants a line and then everyone repeats it.
There are over 70 different tribal groups in Ghana, each with their own language. While not the "official" language, most people can speak and understand English.
Video of "Che Che Koolay"