A visit to our School in Ghana

Last week, the PFCF executive team had the honor of visiting our incredible program in Tamale, Ghana – The Bizung School of Music and Dance. The students are profound, the teachers are an inspiration, and the administrators are true leaders. We made plans for continued growth and expanded global connection with our team there, while learning as much … Read More

A Xylophone Class in 360° at the Bizung School of Music, Tamale Ghana

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Watch this xylophone class in 360 degrees featuring our music students and their teachers Aaron Babe and Mohammed Alidu. The Bizung School of Music and Dance in northern Ghana takes the ancestral tradition of the Bizung “talking drum” to engage youth with cultural and music activities, which … Read More

Bizung students perform the Bamaya dance

  Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana   Watch the students at The Bizung School of Music & Dance perform the Bamaya dance, from the Northern Region of Ghana. Bamaya is traditionally performed with a choir supported with drums and flutes and the male dancers usually wear feminine outfits.”Bamaya”means “the river valley is … Read More

Halik shares his process and inspiration on how he writes a song

  PFCF long-time student Halik shares his process and inspiration on how he writes a song. When Halik first joined the school he was a student and now he is training to become a teacher! This is all thanks to your generous support and our amazing team on the ground. Make sure you support Halik … Read More

Music And Dance at Bizung (Ghana)

  In early July, students from Tufts University traveled to Ghana to visit the Bizung School of Music & Dance. While the students were there they learned about the local culture through traditional African drumming and dance classes; in addition they had the opportunity to exchange ideas and share their culture with the students and … Read More

A song by our Students in Ghana

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Students and teachers at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, have come together to record a song written by Halik, one of the students at the school. The song is titled “Bohami Bagsim”, which literally means “Learn Skills” and evokes how much Halik … Read More

Meet with Somed

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Tamale, Ghana Somed has been a student at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, for over 4 years. He tells us in his own words how learning music has created an amazing spirit of peace deep in his soul.

Bizung Students Perform The Tora Dance

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Students at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, perform the Tora Dance surrounded by colorful murals in the courtyard of the school. The Tora Dance is a traditional dance from Northern Ghana performed at the end of the harvest season, or for weddings, … Read More

Meet with Halik

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Tamale, Ghana  Halik is from Tamale, Ghana, and has been attending the Bizung School of Music and Dance since 2011. He is very talented and studies Gon guan and gonje. Halik had the opportunity to travel with other Bizung students to the Volta Region and to Accra, the capital and … Read More

Musical Roots & Cultural Connections

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana Mohammed Alidu, founder of the of the PFCF music school in Tamale, Ghana, invites you to discover the school and its musical roots. Hear the sounds of the instruments, meet with the kings of the Northern region of Ghana, and get a sneak preview of the first … Read More

Welcome to Tamale | Bizung School of Music & Dance

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Tamale, Ghana Students at the Bizung School of Music & Dance are learning traditional Ghanian music and dance within the school’s classrooms, and teachers are spreading these rich artistic traditions to the city’s youth.. Program Coordinator, François, created this video that will transport you into the heart of … Read More

Opening Day at Bizung School of Music and Dance

Bizung School of Music & Dance – Ghana In February 2010, the Playing For Change Foundation opened its second music school in Tamale, Ghana, hometown of PFC band member Mohammed Alidu. Alidu is the descendant of a lineage of drummer chiefs from the Northern Region of Ghana called the Bizung. The school offers classes in … Read More