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Academy for African Music and Arts

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Address: Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana
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Traditional music and dance workshops blend with a seaside resort location...

Traditional music and dance workshops blend with a seaside resort location to make for a serene yet industrious getaway.

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worth a visit!

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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 similar mementos.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 be a great place to meander around but they won't let you.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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..

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 same things at various different shops, so you can choose where to buy and you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 in love with. I then went to the Art centre in Legon and found them... More 

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Ibadan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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