PAS has partnered with the arts organization ThisWorldMusic and its founder, Jeremy Cohen, on a new educational initiative to promote traditional West African drumming from Ghana! In addition to PAS VIP and All Access Subscribers receiving a $250 discount on ThisWorldMusic’s award-winning music and dance program in Ghana we have launched a new series of educational blog posts on West African drumming.
These monthly blog posts, called Great Grooves, will break down different styles of music from Ghana by discussing the cultural background of the music, instrumentation and musical forms. Each post will include an Interactive Audio Mixer with all of the individual parts, so you can listen AND learn! With the mixer, you can change instrument levels and/or mute certain parts altogether. This is a great feature when you need to practice along.
Founded by percussionist, composer and educator Jeremy Cohen, ThisWorldMusic partners with educational institutions and arts organizations to offer innovative, hands-on cultural learning experiences.
Each summer and winter our UMass-accredited Ghana Study Abroad program brings students and professionals from around the globe to study traditional West African music and dance at the world-renowned Dagbe Cultural Institute & Arts Centre in the village of Kopeyia, Ghana. This music and dance program in Ghana was recently ranked the #1 Summer Program in the nation by Abroad101, the leading review site for study abroad programs. Now, through PAS's partnership with ThisWorldMusic, PAS Subscribers save $250 on all TWM Ghana programs and receive a 10% discount on any purchase from TWM’s store! Learn more →