Freespirit, GHANA

Freespirit, GHANA

Mysterious rituals of the past.

Moree in Ghana is a village situated in a beautiful scenery, at the Atlantic Ocean. It is inhabited by thirty thousand people, 90% out of whom are involved in fishery. The village is eight kilometres away from the historic Cape Coast, a “Gold Coast” fort, which in the colonial times was used as a slave market and protected gold and diamonds excavated in numerous mines situated nearby. In 1957, after hundreds years of Portuguese and then British rule, Ghana became an independent state. The indigenous people could then go back to cultivating their old tribal rituals, dance and playing drums. Children from Moree, supported by the Freespirit Foundation share the Ghanaian culture among the local community and at numerous international festivals in Accra – the country’s capital. Such events are very popular in contemporary Ghana – they take place at different times of the year in many regions of the country and present the old beliefs and describe the rich history of this area. The Freespirit Group will come to Wrocław to present Zulu dance, which is a war ritual.