Music Study Tourism in Ghana.
Abstract: Music study tourism is a form of cultural tourism where travelers
have the opportunity to study and perform music and dance with local artists. This thesis
focuses on two cultural centers in Ghana that offer educational music and dance travel
packages to foreign guests. Unlike most other venues for cultural tourism that separate
performers from the audience, the sites featured in this ... read morework give visitors the opportunity
to fully participate in music and dance productions. The study draws on theoretical ideas
from ethnomusicology and anthropological work on tourism, exploring concepts such as the
tourist borderzone, the quest for authenticity, and cosmopolitanism. Musical devices and
modes of transmission are examined to show how West African music translates from local
artists to visitors while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of community.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2013.
Submitted to the Dept. of Music.
Advisor: David Locke.
Committee: Rebekah Ahrendt, and Nicholas Tochka.
Keyword: Music.read less